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Man of Ninety-Eight Wins a Sprint at Wonford
An interesting event in the programme of sports at Wonford Monday was the 55 yards' race for old men, the winner, A. Evans, being 98 years age. The second and third in the race were Merrith and Lake (68).
Western Times - Friday 08 August 1919
No rear light
At Exeter Police-court, yesterday, Howard Varley, Ebrington Lodge, Alphington-road, was summoned for riding a bicycle in Sidwell-street without a red rear light. Defendant was stopped by two constables in different parts of the city the same night riding without a red rear light. A fine of 7s 6d was imposed. Charles William Palmer, 34, Exwick-road, was summoned for allowing an unmuzzled dog to be in St. Andrew’s-road on the 3rd inst. A fine of £1 was imposed.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 09 August 1919
EXETER CITY
Team to Meet Southampton in the Opening Match
The team to represent Exeter City in the opening match against Southampton at the Dell on Saturday has been selected as follows : Colebourne, Strettle; Rigby (captain), Popplewell, Mitton; Connor, Makin, Goodwin, Loveet, Dockray. The kick-off is timed for 3.30 o'clock, and the match will be refereed by C. W. Gillett of London.
The City team will leave Queen-street Station at 10.15 on Saturday morning for Salisbury, whence they will proceed to Southampton in motor cars. They will return in the same way in the evening, and are due to arrive at Exeter at 10.30 p.m. Mr. . Arthur Chadwick will accompany the team, and it is hoped, Mr. M. J. MvGahey.
Western Times - Wednesday 27 August 1919
EXONIAN'S DEATH
Hurrying Up Causes Heart Failure

The Exeter Coroner, Mr. W. Brown, held an inquest yesterday on Andrew Seaton Craig, aged 60, draper, of Cowick-street, who died suddenly at St. Thomas's Station on Thursday after hurrying up the station steps to catch a train. Dr. Black said deceased suffered from diabetes and a weak heart. In this condition his hurrying up the steps would cause syncope. A verdict "Death from natural causes" was returned.
Western Times - Saturday 30 August 1919

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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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