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One hundred years ago – February 1919
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Knocked down
While playing in Queen Street, Exeter, Frank Liveridge, aged 14, was knocked down by a G.W.R. parcel van, which was being led by Albert Crocker, the wheels of the vehicle passing over his arms and leg. After being examined by Supt. Bowden of the St John Ambulance, he was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by P.C. Windeatt, where he was made an out-patient.
Western Times - Wednesday 12 February 1919
Unlit bicycle
Exeter Police Court yesterday, Nurse Rowe, Belmont-Road, was summoned for riding a bicycle at night without a light and was fined five shillings.
Western Times - Saturday 22 February 1919
Horse sale
Trade was good at Collins’ Horse Repository, Paris Street, Exeter, yesterday, when 117 horses (107 from the Food Production Department, and 10 privately owned horses were sold). The horses were mostly suitable for agriculturalists and others. Among the many satisfactory prices realised by the food production horses were 72gns, 19gns, 105gns, and 130gns. A privately owned bay cart mare realised 98gns. Next Friday 100 army horses from France will be offered, by order of the Secretary of State for War.
Western Times - Saturday 22 February 1919
Wonford Sessions
Unmuzzled dogs

Two more dog muzzling eases were beard Sessions at the Castle Exeter yesterday, before Colonel Blake {in chair), Messrs. A. C. Byrom and H. G. Morgan, the defendants being (Charles Hy. Goss, Longdown, and Alice Bishop Starcross. Regret was expressed at the occurrence, and in the case Goss a fine of 5s was inflicted, while the latter defendant was fined £2.
Richard J. Newberry, senr., was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Alphington on Feb. 15th. Defendant was seen by Police-Sergt. Banbury coming from Exeter and was making a great noise, bawling and shouting. There were previous convictions for similar offences. When asked for an explanation defendant said he could recollect nothing whatever of the occurrence.–Fined 10s.
Western Times - Wednesday 26 February 1919

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New - Feltrim by Dick Passmore

Exeter Pubs The former ‘Feltrim’ or ‘Feltrim House’ once the Exeter home of Dr. Barnardo’s, stood in Topsham Road, on the present site of Norwood Avenue, until it was destroyed in the Exeter Blitz in 1942.

This is a brief history of the property, including numerous rare black & white and colour photos of the interior and exterior and the extensive grounds”.

The book is 40 pages, approx 8” by 6”. The cost is £4.50 plus £1.75 postage for one or two books. For every copy sold, £1 will be donated to the cancer charity FORCE.

To purchase the book, send a cheque for £6.25 to Dick Passmore at:

Little Silver Publications, Little Silver Lane, Matford, Exeter EX2 8XZ

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

Downloads to Support Exeter Memories

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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