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Eastgate, demolished in 1784. Rendered in 3D, click to load, and then rotate around the image. See Eastgate.The Great Conduit at the top of Fore Street. See City Conduits.

One hundred years ago – January 1917
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The Mayor proposed a formal resolution to put into operation an order for suspending vehicular traffic to-day in the High-street between South-street and the London Inn Square between 9 a.m. and 11a.m., in view of the procession at the civic reception of the Lord Bishop of Exeter. The Deputy Mayor seconded.
Western Times - Wednesday 03 January 1917
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Another Rugby football match, R.F.A. Cadet School v. College, will be played at the County Ground, St. Thomas, Exeter, next Saturday afternoon, in aid of the Mayoress of Exeter's' Hospitality Fund.
The concert in connexion with the Children's Red Cross Guild in Exeter, which takes place at the Hippodrome this afternoon, is in aid of the Exeter War Hospitals. An excellent programme has been arranged, and includes dances by Miss Rosa Couldridge's pupils and selections the the band of the Reserve Battalion London Regiment.
A steam roller belonging the City Council was working in Summerland-street, Exeter, yesterday afternoon, when a slight subsidence was noticed in the roadway adjoining the Elephant and Castle Inn. Investigation revealed a cavity beneath the crust of the road extending to a depth, of 12 feet or more, and also apparently proceeding for some yards down the street. The spot adjoins a sewer head, and it is thought that the Cavity has been caused by the attrition of water.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Wednesday 10 January 1917

The Mayor mentioned that the seal of the Council was affixed, as directed, to the address of welcome to the Bishop of Exeter, who, he was glad to tell them, was gratified with the warmth the reception given him in the seat of his diocese.
His Worship also intimated that a public meeting would held at the Guildhall on Monday afternoon next at o'clock to consider a resolution as to what the City and citizens shall forward the success of the War Loan.
A communication from the Local Government Board regarding the need for increasing the food production of the county by pig keeping and the development of poultry and rabbit rearing, was, on the motion of the Deputy Mayor (Mr. T. Bradley Rowe), seconded by Mr. J. Stokes, referred to the Sanitary Committee for consideration and report.
Western Times - Wednesday 17 January 1917
Germans for Road Work in the St Thomas District
At the meeting of St. Thomas Council Friday, it was reported that the Road Committee had replied to the County Surveyor that the Council could take 30 German prisoners, and provide sleeping accommodation for them, work on the roads.
Western Times - Tuesday 30 January 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.

Exeter Memories on Facebook and Twitter

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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