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One hundred years ago – January 1921
Big Exe Pike Taken Near Cowley Bridge
One of the largest, if to the largest, pikes taken this year was caught by Mr. J. Greenslade, of East John-street, Exeter, in the Exe. It was in fine condition, and turned the scales at 16lb. Mr. Greenslade experienced great difficulty in landing the fish, as the bank of the river was very steep and slippery, and he had to gaff the fish himself. The fish took a live bait just below the junction of the Creedy with the Exe. Mr. Greenslade on the same day had five other fish, varying in weight from 6lb. to 9lb…
Western Times - Thursday 01 January 1920
Exeter Man Sent to Prison

Yesterday Frederick May has a very poor opinion of the Labour Exchange.
He was before the Exeter City Bench yesterday, charged with sleeping out, and the charge sheet declared that he has neither home nor occupation. A constable heard him snoring in a shed in the railway yard at Queen-street in the early hours of the morning and brought him to the police station.
May frankly admitted the offence, but said he must sleep somewhere, and could not do it in the streets. He had money, and although he had walked miles looking for work, had been unable to find any...
Western Times - Tuesday 04 January 1921
Accidents in Exeter
Shortly before noon yesterday a live electric overhead wire of the tramway service at the top of Paris-street broke, but fortunately remained suspended at a height which obviated danger to traffic. The tramway officials were promptly notified, and within ten minutes the matter was righted, and the service resumed.
Western Times - Saturday 10 January 1920
Victoria Hall

The Victoria Hall, Exeter, came under the hammer, yesterday, at the Rougmont Hotel. Messrs. Herbert Fulford and Co., of Exeter, were the auctioneers, and they acted on behalf of the Hall Company. The property has a frontage on Queen-street of about 46 feet, and a ground area of about 13,000 super feet. The. greater part of the building was destroyed by fire on October 6th., 1919.
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Thursday 20 January 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)

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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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