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During March and April 149 surrenders of and unwholesome meat were made at the Exeter Abattoir.
Electricity Committee recommend City Council to advance the salary of the Electrical Engineer to £750 a year.
An offer of the War Office to present two German field guns to Exeter has been declined by the Estates Committee the City Council. .
The National Baby Week Council has expressed a hope that a Baby Week Celebration should be held in Exeter this year. The matter has been referred by by the Infants’ Welfare Committee of the City Council to the Committees of the various centres for consideration, as has also been a suggestion that the Health and Child Welfare Exhibition should be held in the city in September next.
Western Times - Monday 02 June 1919

The question of a permanent service of cars on Sundays been considered by the Exeter Tramways Committee, but, in view of the curtailed supply coal, came the conclusion that such a service could not be adopted at present.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Monday 16 June 1919
Moreton Lady's Accident at Exeter
On Wednesday a lady named Harriet Gay, of Lyme-street, Moretonhampstead, was walking up High-street, Exeter, and when near the General Post Office she slipped and fell, sustaining an injury to her right hip. First-aid was rendered by P.S. Underbill and S. C. Andrews, and the lady was taken by cab to the residence of her sister, Church-street, Heavitree, where she was examined by Dr. Whaite.
Western Times - Friday 20 June 1919
At Exeter Police Court, Saturday, Charles Lyons, of Edmund-Street, who was represented by his mother, was fined for having his dog unmuzzled West-street on the 16th inst.
James Nightingal, 79, of 3, Hertford Place, Bartholomew-street, Exeter, whilst chopping sticks on Saturday, by some means slipped and fell, breaking his leg. He was yesterday removed to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and detained.
James Nightingal, 79, of 3, Hertford Place, Bartholomew-street, Exeter, whilst chopping sticks on Saturday, by some means slipped and fell, breaking his leg. He was yesterday removed to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and detained.
Western Times - Monday 23 June 1919

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New - Feltrim by Dick Passmore

Exeter Pubs The former ‘Feltrim’ or ‘Feltrim House’ once the Exeter home of Dr. Barnardo’s, stood in Topsham Road, on the present site of Norwood Avenue, until it was destroyed in the Exeter Blitz in 1942.

This is a brief history of the property, including numerous rare black & white and colour photos of the interior and exterior and the extensive grounds”.

The book is 40 pages, approx 8” by 6”. The cost is £4.50 plus £1.75 postage for one or two books. For every copy sold, £1 will be donated to the cancer charity FORCE.

To purchase the book, send a cheque for £6.25 to Dick Passmore at:

Little Silver Publications, Little Silver Lane, Matford, Exeter EX2 8XZ

Exeter Dissenters Graveyard

Exeter PubsThis Booklet, published in June 2018, by the Exeter Dissenters Graveyard Trust contains a brief history of dissent in Exeter, information about some of the people buried in the graveyard and their families. Also covered is the graveyard’s physical aspects and the restorative work undertaken by the trustees and many volunteers.  There are numerous coloured photos and a loose plan of the graveyard showing the first named person on each memorial where this has been possible. Available from www.edgt.org.uk

Exeter Pubs by David Cornforth

Exeter PubsOver the past few centuries, nearly 500 pubs have opened their doors in Exeter. While many have been lost due to time, money or misfortune, the stories and memories created in these 'locals' live on. Exeter Pubs offers a captivating glimpse into the history of some of Exeter's most famous pubs. Drawing upon an eclectic collection of photographs, David Cornforth presents the reader with an insight into the history and life of the pubs in this area. From pub dogs to landlords, famous visitors to suspicious fires, this book tells the stories of Exeter's numerous watering holes. Just like countless travellers over the centuries, the modern reader is encouraged to stop for a pint in each and continue the stories of these historic establishments. Well-researched and beautifully illustrated, Exeter Pubs provides something for everyone, whether they have lived in Exeter all their lives, or whether they are just visiting this vibrant town. Available from Amazon Exeter Pubs (Amberley Pub)

Exeter Memories on Facebook and Twitter

Exeter Memories has a Page and a Group on Facebook. The group is for people to swap memories of living in the city – at the moment, the 1960s and 70s are very popular. You can also follow #ExeterMemories on Twitter, where the latest pages are promoted and events that happened on the day are linked.

Historic Buildings of Exeter - iBook for your iPad

Published on the 1 December 2012 is the Exeter Memories iBook Historic Buildings of Exeter. Liberally illustrated with full screen photographs, illustartions and maps, the interactive book covers fourteen of Exeter's most loved buildings. The photos look stunning on the Retina display of the iPad 3, while the new iPad Mini is a convenient way to view the book. If you have an iPAd and love Exeter, this is the eBook for you. Moderately priced at £2.49, the book is available from iTunes here - Historic Buildings of Exeter - David Cornforth

Downloads to Support Exeter Memories

Exeter Memories has never had any Google ads, nor any other form of income generation. To help finance the hosting of the site I have added three downloads, that can be purchased for £2 each. Click on the PURCHASE button on any page to see the downloads. There is the choice of seven large sized, hi-res map files of the city, or two eBooks — Charles Worthy's The History of the Suburbs of Exeter and the charming James Cossins' Reminiscences of Exeter Fifty Years Since. Both books can be purchased in ePub (Sony, Nook etc) format or Kindle format Screen readers can also be downloaded for your computer - see free Adobe Reader. Please support Exeter Memories by purchasing a download.

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