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Moreton InnThe Moreton Inn was in Cowick Street on the site of the present precinct, roughly where the bus stop is sited. Fire at Iron BridgeThis is thought to be the fire at the Barnstaple Inn in 1970. The inn closed in 1967 and a DIY store had occupied it.

One hundred years ago – May 1922
Exeter Deputation to the Health Ministry.
We understand that the Ministry Health who received a deputation from the Exeter Council Wednesday, in regard to the need of starting the Buddie-lane housing scheme in the interest of the unemployed, intimated that they were not prepared to sanction the acceptance of the tenders at the present prices. The Ministry gave the deputation to understand that amount of the tenders was reduced they would give further consideration to the application.
Western Times - Friday 26 May 1922
Exeter Accident
Whilst Harold F. Keath, aged 17, of No. 6, Grosvenor Place, Exeter, was riding a cycle up Paris-street on Saturday, on his proper side, he met a horse and van near the centre of the road. passing it, he states, a motor cyclist taking part in the A.C.V. trial, emerged from behind the van. On seeing Keath he applied his brakes, but was unable to stop in time, with the result that he was knocked from his machine and sustained slight injuries to his left hand and knee. The bicycle frame and right pedal were damaged.
Western Times - Monday 22 May 1922
The programme for next week at Exeter Hippodrome is well up to the average. There will be a first visit by Elkins, Fay, and Elkins in a clever turn of mirth, melody, and syncopation, and the interest of the audience will be fully aroused by Frank Maura, the Mexican foot juggler. Eva Edwards and Violet Barton will appeal in a high-class musical act. Ray and Evans will be responsible for burlesque oddities. The O'Shea Girls and Terry will give a speciality dancing act, presenting "The Post-horn Gallop," while Jim Nolan is a comedian who has plenty of humour. There will be special pictures on the bioscope.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 20 May 1922
EXETER MOTOR DRIVER SENT TO GAOL. At Exeter Police Court, yesterday, Wm. 25, Friars' Walk, Exeter, motor driver, pleaded guilty to stealing during the past month nine petrol tins, a drill, and two spanners, value £3, the property of Thomas Griffen, his employer. The Chief-Constable said accused was arrested at Crediton when he said he purchased the things from an unknown man. He had been convicted this month of stealing goods at Crediton. Accused was sentenced to month's imprisonment with hard labour.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Wednesday 10 May 1922


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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