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Alleged Attempted Suicide at Marsh Barton

A sensational discovery was made at Exeter yesterday, a middle-aged lady visitor to the City being found in a shippen at Marsh Barton Lane, Alphington, with her throat cut.
By her side was found a bloodstained carving knife, with which it presumed the terrible gash in the woman's throat must have been inflicted. The woman's clothes—she was but partly dressed— were also covered with blood.
The police were informed, and Sergt. Banbury was quickly on the scene. An urgent message was also sent for Dr. Stokes who, having attended the woman's injuries, ordered her removal to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
Western Times - Thursday 03 July 1919
All those who have not yet done so should pay a visit to the Exeter Empire Picture Palace this week, where there is an opportunity of seeing a film production of the London Victory March. The scenes are clearly screened and excellently photographed. "Maciste," a five-part production, is full of thrilling incidents, and features Italy's strongest man The comic subject "The Honeymoon," while the "Topical Budget” depicts scenes from all over the world.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Wednesday 23 July 1919
Wm. John Carter, staying at the King's Head Inn, Sidwell-street, Exeter, summoned at the Exeter Police-court, yesterday, for deserting his wife, Florence Amelia Carter, had a separation order made against him by the Magistrates requiring him to pay per week maintenance. He was also ordered to pay the costs of the case. Mr. A. Martin Alford, who appeared for complainant, said the parties were married in 1914. Defendant was then a stoker in the Navy. He was now employed at a laundry and earning £2 7s 6d. There had been no children. Complainant was now living with her mother. She had had to go out to work not only to keep herself but also to keep defendant. Defendant had ill-treated her on different occasions. He had also been seen in company with a woman who bore an unfavourable character. He had not lived with his wife since May 20th.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Thursday 31 July 1919

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Exeter Dissenters Graveyard

Exeter PubsThis Booklet, published in June 2018, by the Exeter Dissenters Graveyard Trust contains a brief history of dissent in Exeter, information about some of the people buried in the graveyard and their families. Also covered is the graveyard’s physical aspects and the restorative work undertaken by the trustees and many volunteers.  There are numerous coloured photos and a loose plan of the graveyard showing the first named person on each memorial where this has been possible. Available from www.edgt.org.uk

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 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

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