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PrincesshayPeople sat by the Prinesshay opening plques in the 1950s.

One hundred years ago – December 1922
EXETER CHRISTMAS RELIEF. Exeter Guardians, yesterday, decided to grant each adult recipient of out-door relief 2s 6d extra and each child 2s extra during Christmas week. Mr. W. Heale, in moving this, said it would appeal every member of the Board and the bigger circle outside whom the Board represented.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Wednesday 06 December 1922
ACCIDENT IN EXETER TIMBER WORKS At Messrs. Claridge’s Timber Works, Exeter, yesterday, an employee named Parrington was oiling a crane, when it was set in motion accidentally jamming the workman, who received (an injury) to his right arm and body. He was taken by fellow employees by the St. John Ambulance to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
Western Morning News - Thursday 21 December 1922
WONFORD MAN'S DEATH IN EXETER STREET. John Bickley, a cattle dealer, of Wonford, dropped dead in Blackall Road, Exeter, on Saturday. Mr. Bickley had been driving a calf in a cart from Queen Street Station to be slaughtered, and when in Blackall Road it is believed the calf fell or jumped out of the cart, and in attempting to lift it back he dropped dead.
Western Morning News - Monday 18 December 1922 DESERTED WIFE. DECREE NISI FOR EXETER WOMAN. In the Divorce Court Monday Mrs. Mary Jane Loosmore, of St. Ann’s Road Exeter, was granted a decree nisi against her husband Thomas Charles Rendall Loosmore, because of his desertion and misconduct. There was no defence.
Petitioner was married in June 1900, at Exeter, and said she lived in St. Ann's Road happily until her husband joined the Army. She had not seen him since 1917, but she heard that he had left the country in 1920 and that a Miss Burgess also left. Evidence of misconduct was given by commission from Tasmania.
Langport & Somerton Herald - Saturday 25 November 1922
EXETER CINEMAS An exceedingly well-balanced programme is provided by the management of the Empire Electric Theatre for patrons this week. The feature film, for the first portion, is ''Roads of Destiny,” a drama! starring Pauline Frederick. This picture is characteristic of all Goldwyn productions, The theme is intelligent and well developed, while the settings are a good deal above the average. In the four parts, Miss Frederick is seen as a quartette of women, who, try as they will, cannot escape their destiny. Such is the rule of life that young, old, rich or poor, most bow their heads to the working of fate. There is a happy denouement after great emotional suspense.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Tuesday 05 December 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)

Exeter Memories on Facebook

Exeter Memories has 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.

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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