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The substantial times yesterday imposed by the Exeter Magistrates on a well-educated woman, who was charged with stealing food, by means of trick, from an Exeter cafe, will not be found fault with. On one occasion the defendant had lunch and left without paying. Two days later she again put in an appearance, and after having meal, altered the amount of the bill, before tendering it for payment, from 2 9d to 4d...
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Thursday 08 August 1918Son of on Exeter Family Killed
Mr. and Mrs Clow, of 30, Codrington-street, Exeter have received official intimation that their son. Pte. Bertram George Clow, of the Scottish Fusiliers, was killed in France on July 20th This is the third son Mr. and Mrs. Clow have given to their country, two others who were with the Colours. Ernest Albert, of the Field Ambulance, who was awarded the D.C.M. shortly before he was killed, and Henry Floyd, Royal Marines, having both been killed in action n France. Pte. Bertram George had a remarkable career during the present war. He was an old St. Sidwell's schoolboy, and when fifteen joined the Navy. He served in it for eleven years, and was at the battle of Jutland. He then asked to be transferred to the Army in order to have experience of land battles, and was allowed to join the Scottish Fusiliers...
Western Times - Tuesday 13 August 1918
Prisoner of war
Lance-Corpl. C. G. Leaman. Devons, Heavitree, was posted as missing May His mother has now received a card from him saying he is a prisoner of war in Germany and is well.
Western Times - Friday 16 August 1918
Plymouth lad Drowned at Exeter
Reginald Kendall, aged 13, of No. 18. Abingdon-road, Plymouth, who for some time has been residing with Miss Heath, Beechcroft, Alphington-road, Exeter, was last evening drowned in the river Exe through falling out of a boat opposite Stephens Buildings, Okehampton-street. It appears that Kendall was in the boat with another lad, but particulars as to how he fell out were not forthcoming last, evening. The accident happened at 8.55, and the body was recovered by Mr. H. J. Pullman, who was assisted by police in the search, at about 9.30...
Western Times - Saturday 24 August 1918

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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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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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