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One hundred years ago – November 1920
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About 7.20 on Saturday morning a steam lorry, the property of Crews Bros., St. Thomas, Exeter, collided with the side of a house occupied by Mr. Hocking, at 23, Haven-road knocking the wall down and smashing the ware which was the shelves on the wall. Fortunately one was injured.
Early on Saturday morning William Upham, of Mount Radford-square was loading a pony attached to a laden spring waggon up Coombe-street, Exeter, when the animal slipped and fell. The off shaft of the waggon was broken, but no other damage was done.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Monday 15 November 1920

The following bulletin with reference to the condition of the Major of Exeter (Mr. A. C. Roper), who underwent an operation in London on Friday, was posted outside the Exeter Guildhall Saturday:—The Mayor had a good night. Progressing favourably. —F. Kid, surgeon, London.
The above bulletin remained posted over yesterday.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Monday 22 November 1920
Mishap to an Exeter Cyclist
The greasy state of the road, following rain, was the cause of a cycle accident at Exeter on Saturday afternoon. Arthur Oddy of Barnfieid-road. was turning from High-street into Bedford-street when his cycle skidded and threw the rider heavily. A rather severe cut under the chin was sustained by the cyclist, who was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where Dr. Rolfe, assistant house surgeon inserted two stitches in the wound.
Western Times - Tuesday 30 November 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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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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