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The sing bridge at Countess WearThe installation of an electric swing bridge over the canal at Countess Wear in 1935. Bridge Road Bridge Road, looking towards Countess Wear Bridge. The building is the old toll house, while the sheep are just about to enter Countess Wear Road. The bridge was widened in 1938 to 48 ft.

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The Exeter Food Control Campaign Committee have arranged tp open, next Tuesday, a Central Bureau at 44 High-street. The premises have been loaned for the purpose by the proprietors of the "Western Morning News," at the request of the Mayor Exeter. Food, cooked on war ration lines, will be exhibited and offered for sale at the cost of production, but if will not be possible for the food purchased to be taken away until evening. A copy of the recipe used can be supplied with the food purchased...
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 8 June 1917
Sentence in the Exeter Court Martial
Pte. F. H. O'Brien, of the Gloucester Regt, who was court-martialled at the higher barracks on Tuesday on charges of deserting while under orders for active service, and attempting to escape from escort at Bristol, has been sentenced to undergo detention for 12 months–three months been remitted.
Western Times - Thursday 14 June 1917
Exeter Hospital Nurses Picnic
Members the staff the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital were yesterday entertained by Lady Wills, wife of Sir Chaning Wills, Bart., President of the Hospital, to an outing to Turf. The party, numbering over a score, in charge of the Matron (Miss Smale) proceeded to their destination by the Canal, being taken in the Exeter Council barge. Tea was partaken of at Turf, and the weather being favourable, the outing proved a most enjoyable one. Other members of the staff not participating in yesterday's outing will entertained on similar lines later.
Western Times - Saturday 16 June 1917
Exeter Child Talks Glibly of Suicide.
At Exeter Juvenile Court a boy aged 14, admitted stealing a £1 Treasury note from the mantelpiece of a house where he staying. The boy's mother stated that she could do nothing with him, and was very troublesome. When she reproved him he threatened to commit suicide, and she once had to pull him out of the water.—Defendant was ordered to be sent to a reformatory for four years, to remain in the Poor-law institution pending a vacancy being found, and his mother to pay 2s. per week towards his maintenance at the reformatory.
Western Times - Friday 29 June 1917
Exeter School Children and Little Air Raid Victims
The Mayor of Exeter has received the following letter; —
St. James Girls' School, June 23, 1917
Dear Sir.—Our girls were very grieved to hear the great suffering of the children of East London, owing to the recent air raid, and wished to do their little towards alleviating it. The enclosed guinea is the result of their effort. They thought they would like to send it to their own Mayor to forward to the Lord Mayor of London.
Yours truly,
Western Times - Saturday 30 June 1917

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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)

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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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