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Exeter's Smallest Parish
A meeting of ratepayers in the parish of St. Leonards Without held in the vestry on Wednesday evening. This is one of the smallest if not the smallest in the country. In the heart of the of City Exeter it is, for rating purposes, part of the County Devon. Rey. J. F, Sheldon was unanimously elected Chairman for the ensuing year, and Messrs. L. and H Bidgood overseers.
Western Times - Monday 05 April 1920
Country Dog Which Did Not Like Exeter
At the Castle of Exeter yesterday, Madeline Chambers, Parr-street, Exeter, was lined 2s 6d for allowing dog to 'be the highway at Stoke Canon in the night time without being under control, the March. Defendant said the dog was country dog, and would not stay in the town. She bad since sold i' and would in future remain in the 3 country.
Western Times - Wednesday 07 April 1920
Alleged Housebreaking at Heavitree
David John Hopkins, H.M.S. Vivid, Devonport, was.charged at the Exeter Police Court, yesterday, with breaking into and entering 2. Butt’s-road Heavitree, between 8.30 a.m. and 1.20 p.m. on the 12th inst. and stealing a purse containing 100 half-crowns, one sovereign and £30 in notes, making a total of £43 10s. the property of William Davey
The Chief Constable (Mr A. F. Nicholson' said defendant was arrested at Taunton. He asked the Bench for, and was granted, a remand for a week in order that enquiries might be made.
Western Times - Thursday 15 April 1920
Exeter Petty Officer Granted a Divorce
In the Divorce Division yesterday, a decree nisi was granted to Arthur Henry Bond, petty officer in the navy, residing at Heavitree, on the grounds of the misconduct his wife, Eva Maud, with a man named Pollen. Evidence was given that the marriage was at Devonport, and the residence Heavitree. Petitioner was on service, and his return found she had disappeared, and found she had lived with Pollen at Park-road, Longbrook-street, Exeter.
Western Times - Saturday 17 April 1920
Mystery Play at Topsham
There were Large audiences at. St. Margaret's Hall, Topsham, yesterday afternoon and evening, when two performances were given of “The Coming Bride," a mystery play the fifth century, which tells the story of St. Bride as child, shepherdess, and Abbess. Great interest has been aroused the production of the play; which will repeated this evening.
Western Times - Thursday 29 April 1920

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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)

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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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