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IN consequence of the serious financial position of the Hospital at the present time ail persons attending for treatment, either In" or " Out Patients, will, from the 1st OCTOBER, 1920, be expected to contribute towards the cost of their Maintenance, Drugs, and Dressings.
By order of the Governors. S. S. COLE, Secretary.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 01 October 1920
A motor car belonging to Messrs Hoskins and Son, St. Sidwell's, Exeter, overturned on St. David’s-hill, Exeter, on Saturday. It skidded owing to the state of the road. and when the driver (Edgar Sheppard) applied the brakes it turned completely over. Sheppard escaped with a cut hand, but the car was completely wrecked.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Monday 25 October 1920
Theft by Boys Heavitree
At the Exeter Children Court yesterday, before Messrs. P. Kelland, J. Stokes and H. J. Munro, two boys, aged 13 and 14 years, were charged with stealing two lamps, four packets of Thorley'e food and some candles, of the value 9s 4d, the property John Hy Callard, Heavitree. Defendants pleaded guilty. Chief Inspector Martin said prosecutor had large field at Avonford, in which were some sheds. These sheds found had been entered, and the pockets of some coats turned out and on another occasion the lamps. Thorley's Food etc., were missed. P.C. Carr kept watch, and saw the boys searching round the sheds with lighted candles. He asked them what they were doing, and they replied, "Nothing." The articles were found at the eldest boy's house....—Fined 20s each.
Western Times - Tuesday 19 October 1920
Drivers Must Not Ride on the Near Side Shafts
At the Exeter Police Court, Fred Clegg was summoned for riding the shafts of a waggon of which he was in charge, on October 18th in Cowick-street. The Chief Constable these proceedings would not have been taken had he not persisted that he was entitled to ride the shafts, when stopped by the constable.—P.C. Lovick said defendant was driving a pair of horses, tandem style. He was seated on the shaft on the near side, and his view of the road was obscured by, the the rear, horse.—Fined 15s.
Western Times - Friday 29 October 1920


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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