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Moreton InnPaul Street back in Edwardian times before the demolition and rebuild of the late 20th Century. Fire at Iron BridgeFrog Street before Western Way was finished. Bridge Street is behind. The building at the front was Wadham Stringer and the site is now student accommodation.

One hundred years ago – July 1922

Mystery surrounds the recovery from Exeter Canal yesterday morning of the body of a man, aged about 45 and 5ft. 6in. height. It is considered that the body, which was fully dressed, had been in the water only a few hours. Up to a late hour last night identification had not been established and neither the city nor the county police had received report of anyone missing from the neighbourhood. The suit in which the body was clad was made by a local firm.
Western Morning News - Monday 24 July 1922
As a result of a fire which broke out in a shed occupied by Messrs. Claridge, timber merchants, at the Basin, Exeter, last evening, £200 damage was done. The City Fire Brigade was summoned by a stableman, George Baker, of 9, Haven Road, and the outbreak was got under control in a short space of time. There was a plentiful supply of water. The outbreak is attributed to a spark from a chimney setting some sawdust alight. The property was covered by insurance. Supt. Pett, who directed the operations of the Brigade, was assisted by his son , Chief officer W. M. Pett of the Shanghai Fire Bngade.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Wednesday 12 July 1922
Haldon, Chudleigh, Haytor Rocks, Ashburton, Buckfast Abbey, Totnes and Teignmouth were visited by members of the Exeter Tramways for their annual outing. The weather on the whole was favourable. Previous to starting from the Depot, the party posed in front of the camera, and were presented with souvenir programmes. At Haytor sports were held, great interest and enthusiasm being shown, and many exciting finishes were witnessed. The Manager, Mr. R. O. Baldwin, actor as starter. The party visited Buckfast Abbey, and Totnes was reached at 4.30, tea being partaken at the Temperance Hotel. Mr. R. O. Baldwin, who presided, presented the prizes to the successful Competitors. Votes thanks were passed to the Manager, also to the Outing Committee for the excellent arrangements made. At Teignmouth the couple of hours soon passed and the party embarked for the Ever Faithful.
Western Times - Thursday 06 July 1922


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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