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Temporary shopsTemporary shops built to replace bomb destroyed premises, outside Eastgate. The city wall is left (since demolished) and boots is in the background.Gervase Avenue Gervase Avenue and Exe Bridge. The little street was considered a recreational area, with elaborate railings along the riverside.

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English Oppose Germans in Exeter Thoroughfares
Seven boys, aged, from 10 to 13, of St. Thomas, were summoned at the Exeter Children's Court for throwing stones in Beaufort-road on June 27th. It was stated that the boys were in two gangs, and were firing stones' at each other. A window in the house of Mrs. Fisher was smashed. P.C. Parker stated that a considerable amount of damage had been done to property by boys in this neighbourhood. There were apparently two gangs—one known as the Oxford-street gang, and the other as the Regent's-street gang. They charged each other, and finished up by stone throwing. The mother of one the boys said one gang imagined itself to be German and the other English.—The Bench dismissed one the boys, and the other six were fined 1s. each. The magistrates present were Mr. Henry Hall (chairman), Mr. H. Munro. Mr. P. Kelland, Mr. A. McCrea, and Mr. J. Stokes
Western Times - Tuesday 3 July 1917
Exeter Police Court
At Exeter Police Court, on Saturday, before Messrs. Kelland (chairman), H. F. Munro. and T. Bradley Bowe, Florence Keith, 48, North-street, was summoned for being drunk and incapable in St. Martins-lane on Friday night. Evidence was given by P.C. Winfield, who the defendant was in a helpless condition, leaning against a shop.—Defendant said she had been suffering from neuralgia and Influenza and she took a little too much port and brandy—A previous conviction was recorded.—The Bench now fined her 10s.
Mary Banbrook, Coombe-street, was summoned for driving a fish hand-cart on the foot path at Heavitree on the 18th inst.—P.C. Wood gave evidence.—Defendant was fined 5s.
Mary Lear, 30, of North-street, pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk and incapable in North-street on the 17th.—She said she had been the country and had some cider. When near her home her legs suddenly gave way —The Bench fined her 5s.
Western Times - Monday 23 July 1917
Entertaining the wounded
The wounded soldiers in the Exeter Hospitals cannot complain of want attention on the part of the people the city and district. Almost weekly sections of those broken heroes are invited to participate in some form of entertainment. But is doubtful whether they have ever had a better time than fell to their lot on Saturday when they were the guests of the city. Everything possible was done to show appreciation for the splendid service which the brave fellows have rendered to the Empire, the weather was a great factor in the success of the proceedings, and the whole affair was enjoyable as it could well be. The organisers of the treat were ably led by Mr. Jos. Gould and Mr. C. R. M. Clapp, while the most valuable assistance was forthcoming from the ladies. The wounded soldiers will not soon forget their entertainment by the Freemasons in the grounds of St. Luke's College.
Exeter and Plymouth - Tuesday 24 July 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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