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Ready for medical emergencies.Railway workers (believed to be at Queen Street Station) showing they are ready for any medical emergency.Blackall Road Blackall Road from the corner of New North Road. A Hanson cab is drawn up at the kerb.

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Mr. W. F. Crouch, of 19, Church-terrace, Heavitree, has received the following telegram on the death of his son. Lieut. C. Crouch. M.C.. R.F.A., who succumbed to wounds received in action: "The King and Queen deeply regret the loss to you and the Army have sustained by the death of your son in the service to his country. Their Majesties truly sympathise with you in your sorrow.—Keeper of the Privy Purse."
Western Times - Friday 02 November 1917
Exeter Elects Mr. J. G. Owen for Fourth Time

Yesterday Exeter City Council unanimously elected Mr. James G. Owen to the Mayoral chair for the fourth year. The Council felt that in view of the local war organizations with which both the Mayor and Mayoress are closely and actively identified, it would he in the best interests of the city that there should be no change in the office of Chief Magistrate at the present juncture. It was the Mayor's intention retire, but he placed himself at the disposal the Council.
The ceremony the Guildhall yesterday did not attract so large a crowd as usual, but the gallery was fully occupied by ladies, and there was a moderately large crowd of the public in the body of the hall…
Western Times - Saturday 10 November 1917

King's Hall, St. Thomas, had a narrow escape yesterday from very serious damage by fire. The caretaker, Mrs. Simmons, on Saturday night lighted the stove of the heating apparatus, and when she left at 11.30 everything was in order. On arriving at the hall at 7.30 yesterday morning, however, she found the stokehole full of smoke and a quantity of loose coke burning. She fetched Mr. Lea, one the trustees of the hall, and, with the extinguishers kept on the premises and buckets of water, the fire was got under (control). Fire Brigade Supt. Pett was called, and formed the opinion that the outbreak was due to the overheating of the stove. The gas and electric installations were partially burned out, and other fittings damaged. The total los is estimated at £50.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Monday 12 November 1917
Agricultural Tit-Bits.
At a Council meeting of the Devon Farmers' Union, Friday, Mr. Gent (Pinhoe) was appointed a delegate to the Central Wages Board.
Mr. W. Tremlett opines that cider cannot, under the new Act, reckoned on with wages.
Where land is unsuitable for corn growing farmers may substitute potatoes, one acre of potatoes being regarded as equivalent to 2¼ acres of corn.
Crediton War Agricultural Committee are seeking an authoritative report the results potato spraying in Devon.
Western Times - Friday 16 November 1917

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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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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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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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