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The old 'Pepper Pot' St Davids Church, designed by James Green in 1817.Paper Mkaers Arms The Paper Makers Arms in Exe Street..

One hundred years ago – March 1921
Cut thumb
Henry R. Mawle, 93, Old Tiverton-road was driving a motor car with chassis in tow from Radford-road into Holloway-street about 5 p.m. when he collided with a cycle ridden by Dr. William Percy, R.G.A., Topsham Barracks, who sustained a cut thumb and had his cycle badly damaged. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Tuesday 01 March 1921
A large congregation attended Alphington Parish Church Sunday afternoon to listen to an organ recital given by Rev. H. E. C. Lewis, M.A. F.R.C.O., who has been blind from birth. The rev gentleman also gave an inspiring address. A collection was taken in aid of the work of Sir Arthur Pearson Bart., G.B.E.. President of the National Institute for the Blind. Western Times - Friday 04 March 1921
Several children from Exeter were playing near the mill leat, close to Station-road, Exwick, yesterday afternoon, when a ball dropped into the water. In endeavouring to rescue the ball, a boy, seven years of age, named George Bealey, of Summerland-street overbalance and fell in. The current, which is strong at that point, carried the boy down stream. Fortunately, a number of young men were playing in the adjoining Exwick Pleasure ground, and alarm being raised, they quickly responded. A young man named Pulton immediately entered the water, and rescued the boy, who was brought round and taken to Mrs. Richards, Rackfield-terrace, when a hot bath soon restored him. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 26 March 1921


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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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

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