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These two little girls are Clara and Sophie Andrew. The photographer was H Mower of 27 South Street.Portrait of Exeter citizen A Carte de Visite from the 19th Century of an Exeter woman dressed in her finest satin dress. Photo by H Brice.


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Join the Exeter Local History Society and discover 2000 years of the history of Exeter. Learn of intrigue, plots, disasters, celebrations and the way of life of past generations of the city.

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EM This scrap of river bank, next to the old Exe Bridge was known as Kingfisher Island. It was a favourite for boys fishing. It is thought to have been named after the nearby Gilchrist and Fisher who made the Kingfisher bag. Photo © Syd Rowsell.EMThis building was a 'doss house' on Exe Island in the 1950s and 60s - Read Smelly Old Exeter for more detail. Photo © Alan H Mazonowicz.

This Month in Exeter - 1914 also see 1913
Western Times - Tuesday 07 April 1914
Boy With a Gun at Exeter

A twelve-year-old boy appeared before Messrs. A. McCrea (in the chair) and H. Hall at Exeter Children's Court, summoned for firing an air gun in Holloway-street. Chief Constable Nicholson told the Bench that a gentleman was passing at the bottom of the street when a shot whistled past his head. Defendant had hit an Automobile Club sign, and the shot glanced off. The boy expressed regret for his action at the time. Early in the evening another boy complained to the police that the defendant had pointed the gun at him and threatened to fire.—The magistrates ordered the father to whip the defendant and pay costs.
Western Times - Thursday 09 April 1914
Opposing Women's Suffrage

Lady Audrey Buller has accepted the office of President of the Exeter Branch of the National Society for Opposing Woman Suffrage in the place of Lady Fortescue, who finds that she is unable to attend to the duties owing to her residence being such a distance from Exeter.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Tuesday 21 April 1914
Attractive Film - AT EXETER EMPIRE - THE ARMY.

The life of the British soldier, whether at work play, has always an interest for the civilian, and many would be glad to have a peep at how our recruits are trained to take their place in the ranks of one the best-drilled Armies of the world. A good idea of a soldier's training and his recreations is given in the British Army film which is being shown at the Empire Theatre, Exeter, during the present week. So long is the film that the first half is being screened for the first three; days, the latter part being shown for the remainder of the week.
Western Times - Thursday 09 April 1914
The City Coroner (Mr. W. Linford Brown) conducted an inquest at the Exeter Police Station on Monday, relative to the death of a newly-born male child, which was found in the turbine of the machinery at the South Devon Ice Works, Bonhay-road, on Sunday.

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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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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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