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The Exeter Guardians met yesterday. The weekly statistics showed that there were only 10 tramps in the City Workhouse during last week compared with 15 in the corresponding week of last year, and 17 in 1915.
Western Times - Wednesday 05 September 1917
Sun time
The official change from Summer Time to Sun Time took place at 3 a.m. Monday, when the hour was altered to register 2 o'clock. The public should make special note of the effect of this reversion on the lighting-up time for vehicles and the shading of lights under the Defence of the Realm regulations.
Western Times - Tuesday 18 September 1917
Wrong time
Among amusing experiences in connection with the reversion to Greenwich time is the following: At an Exeter institution the clock winder put the clocks on an hour instead of back. In consequence the children who live on the premises, and who attend the public schools at 9 o'clock, rose at a quarter to (Greenwich time) instead of a quarter to 8. The children did not consider it a joke when the error was discovered.
Western Times - Tuesday 18 September 1917
Exeter Police Court.
Albert Stevens, an ex-soldier, of 78, Sidwell-street, for being drunk and disorderly in High-street on the 20th inst., was fined 5s., the Chairman remarking that defendant had been a great fool. —Thomas Henry Price, naval man, of Preston-street, and Thomas Wright, shop porter, 11, Clinton-street, who were together at the time of the offence, were summoned for being drunk and incapable in High-street on the 20th. Price's leave expired yesterday, and Wright had been treating him. Each to pay costs, 4s.—Three youths for using obscene obscene language in the Heavitree Pleasure Grounds, had to pay 2s. 6d. each. They had got excited over a football match.
Western Times - Saturday 22 September 1917
Drunk on Iron Bridge
At Exeter Police Court on a Saturday, John W. Hewitt, farmer, was charged with being drunk and incapable on the Iron Bridge. HIt was stated he tripped up on the Iron Bridge, and inflicted such serious injuries to his face that he had to be taken to the hospital for treatment. Mr. Lake said that defendant slipped up on orange peel. Fined 5s.
Western Times - Monday 24 September 1917
Killed by bomb
Official intimation has reached Mrs. A. White, of 40, Regents Square, Heavitree, of the death her brother, Driver J. Whitfield, R.F.A.. who was killed in France by an enemy aeroplane bomb, on the 8th September, 1917.
Western Times - Friday 28 September 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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