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One hundred years ago – February 1917
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Mr. W. Westcott. King Edward-street, Exeter, was driving a motor-car up North-street yesterday afternoon, when two six-year-old boys, Edward Wood and Frank Spavey of Paul-street, ran out from behind a waggon immediately in front of the car, and were knocked down, Mr. Westcott at once stopped the car, and found that both boys were under the front part. With the assistance of Lce.-Corpl. F. S. Smith and Rifleman E. Bull, he took the boys out and conveyed them to the Royal Devon and Hospital, where Spavey, being found to have a fractured thlgh, was made an inpatient, and Wood, whose head was cut, was made an outpatient.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 03 February 1917
There were a large number of skaters to be seen yesterday and last evening both on the river Exeter and the Canal.
Western Times - Saturday 10 February 1917
The Ruins of an Exeter School.
ONE of the most destructive fires experienced in Exeter in recent years occurred at St. Thomas (Okehampton-road) Council Schools early Friday evening. Mysterious in its origin—some think it began in a room at the rear of the premises owing to a coke stove, used for warming the building being overheated and igniting the woodwork—it spread with amazing rapidity, and the whole school was in a very short time a mass flames, whose tongues shot upward, high and fiercely. It was a wonderful and weird sight for the hundreds who quickly gathered to the scene. Dense volumes of smoke belched forth, being borne seaward on a gentle breeze—black clouds of disaster. Half-molten glass fell from every window, and there was continual clatter of sliding slates and tiles and falling debris as the roofs turned red and collapsed into the interior. The Exeter firemen, promptly answering a call, fought stubbornly with the flames, and it is no doubt due to the admirable efforts Supt Pett and his men, coupled with the good fortune of the wind being in a favourable direction, that Emmanuel Church, separated from the schools only by passage way, did not become involved. It was a good piece of luck, too, that the fire did not break out until after the 400 children attending the school had returned home for their teas. Everything seemed all right when Miss Newcombe, the Head Mistress, who was the last to leave, had a final look round. The above "snaps," taken by the "Western Times" photographer afterwards, give some idea of two thousand pounds' worth of damage which was done. Arrangements have been made for the children to continue their education at other schools in the vicinity.
Western Times - Friday 16 February 1917
Film for deaf and dumb
Through the generosity of Mrs. Sanders, of Stoke House, the pupils of the the Royal West of England Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, visited the Theatre to see the “Tank” films, yesterday afternoon. The entertainment was very much appreciated by the children.
Western Times - Wednesday 28 February 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)

Exeter City go to Argentina

It was a hundred years ago that Exeter City went to Argentina to teach the locals something about football. On the 22 May 1914, the team, along with team officials and WAGS (yep, that's right or maybe they were wives of officials, and they sure wore bonny hats!) left Exeter Queen Street station for Southampton, for a boat to Argentina.See photo on this page May 1914. In July 1914 they had the honour of playing the Brazil national side, losing 2-0, when they toured South America.

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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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