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Belgian Women Fined at Exeter

Two Belgian women, Josephine Vaudergeugd and Louise Marie Claeys, living at 25, Bartholomew-street West, were summoned at Exeter Police Court yesterday, before Messrs. H. Hall (chairman), H. B. Varwell, J. Stocker. and A. McCrea, for stealing a quantity of coke, value 1s 6d. the property of Edgar Bowden.—Through an interpreter the women admitted taking the coke, but pleaded than they thought they were doing no harm.
Detective-Sergt Walters, in consequence of complaints, was keeping observation near the Mint on the morning November 29th. when a carter the employ Mr. Bowden stopped with a load of coke, which he was about to deliver at the Mint School. When he pulled out the tailboard a quantity of coke fell out of the cart, and in the absence of the carter, who was delivering the coke in maunds (a British Indian word for a unit of mass), this was gathered up by defendants. Afterwards defendants spoke to some children, and these collected the coke which fell about the road every time the carter filled a mound and took it to defendants, who put it in their aprons. Witness followed defendants to their house, and recovered the coke, which weighed 39lbs. —Defendants were fined 2s. 6d., and warned as to future conduct.
Western Times - Saturday 08 December 1917
Houses auctioned
At the Mount Pleasant Inn, Exeter, yesterday, Messrs. Whitton and Laing, sold by auction three dwelling-houses. No. 23, St Anne’s-road, was old to Mr. Crews, of Exeter for £235, No. 22, in the same road, went to the same buyer for £227 10s. Round Meadow Cottage, Whipton, and half-an-acre of garden, went Mr. Shepherd, builder, of Exeter, for £320)
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Thursday 13 December 1917
Tank collection
Mr. C. J. Ross, who reached, nearly the £2,500 mark collecting on Saturday in connection with the Exeter Tank War Economy Week, received several more applications yesterday, and is resuming his visiting campaign to-day.
Western Times - Tuesday 18 December 1917
Food Collection
The Devon Village Vegetables Depot at 91, Queen-street, in connection with the military hospitals in Exeter, reports on the second year's work as follows: Sacks and hampers of vegetables and fruit, 1,772; eggs, 6,008; butter, 111lbs. ; rabbits, 60; jam made at the Depot, 3.347lbs.; pickles and chutney, 313lbs.; collected in money-box for current expenses, £21 11s 5d.
Western Times - Tuesday 18 December 1917

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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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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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Exeter Memories has never had any Google ads, nor any other form of income generation. To help finance the hosting of the site I have added three downloads, that can be purchased for £2 each. Click on the PURCHASE button on any page to see the downloads. There is the choice of seven large sized, hi-res map files of the city, or two eBooks — Charles Worthy's The History of the Suburbs of Exeter and the charming James Cossins' Reminiscences of Exeter Fifty Years Since. Both books can be purchased in ePub (Sony, Nook etc) format or Kindle format Screen readers can also be downloaded for your computer - see free Adobe Reader. Please support Exeter Memories by purchasing a download.

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