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Edmund Street Looking up Edmund Street in the late 1950s.

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One hundred years ago – May 1921
Exeter traamways not for sale
The National Electric Company, London, have enquired whether the Exeter City Council are disposed to lease the tramway undertaking. The Tramways Committee replied to the negative.
Western Times - Saturday 07 May 1921
The Judges' Lodgings at Exeter
Devon Bridges and Main Roads Committee having been informed on Friday there was no report to present with reference to the Judges’ Lodgings at Larkbeare, Exeter. Mr Lake asked when they were likely to have something definite. This matter had been hanging on for some time.
The Clerk said the Exeter City Council were not prepared sell them the Hostel in Castle-street or let them have Rougemont House.
Mr. Lake: Now we have got something, anyhow.
Western Times - Tuesday 10 May 1921
The arrangements for the unveiling of the Devon war memorial at Exeter include the reservation of a large space in front the Globe Hotel and around the back of the memorial for relatives of the fallen, and over 1,000 tickets have been issued for the enclosure. Across the road from the comer the of the memorial site to the railings of the Cathedral Green will an enclosure for subscribers.
The guard of honour will be drawn up across the roadway from the corner of Broadgate in the Green. The clergy and choir will occupy a position at the lower corner of the Green on which the Memorial stands, and behind them the Salvation Army Band will be stationed...
Western Morning News - Friday 13 May 1921


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)

Exeter Memories on Facebook and Twitter

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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