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Exeter Postal Official's Work in Germany
On Friday Mrs. Huxtable, of Haldon View, terrace, Heavitree, Exeter, received a post card stating that on the 4th inst. her husband, Sergt. Huxtable, of the Rifle Brigade, who has been interned in Germany, had arrived in Holland. Sergt. Huxtable. who is well-known in Ilfracombe, and who prior to the war was at the Exeter Post Office, has during the time of his internment in the Soltau Camp, Hanover, Germany, been engaged in the work of sorting and despatching parcels sent from home to six thousand British prisoners wherever they have been at work. Upon some thirty British prisoners in the camp devolved the task. The parcels numbered about 60,000 a month, and there was a general among the captives to acknowledge the splendid work of the staff which was in charge of Serge. Huxtable.
Western Times - Tuesday 12 March 1918
Mother Accused of Drowning Her Baby

The Exeter mother, Alice Bennett, aged 29, who is charged with the wilful murder by drowning of her infant child, at Alphington, on February 21st. was brought at the Castle of Exeter, before Mr. T. Snow, in the chair, Sir James Owen, and Mr. H. G. Morgan, yesterday, when the case was fully gone into. Mr S. Ernest Crosse represented the prisoner, who was calmer in her demeanour than on previous appearances before the magistrates. Her father and sister were present. Supt. Buchanan said the facts were painfully simple, and the magistrates would have no difficulty in arriving at the conclusion that the charge was brought home to prisoner...
Western Times - Wednesday 13 March 1918
Remarkable Story of Cheap Seances

A remarkable story was told at the Police Court yesterday, before the Mayor (Sir James Owen) the chair, Mr. H. Campion, and Mr W, Browne, of how the Wife of a labourer faced with money difficulties, began a fortune-telling business, and subsequently formed quite a large clientele, consisting largely of servant girls. Her seances were uncommonly cheap, for she accepted low a fee as shilling for an hour's interview, and feigned communing with lost relatives.
Ada Tarr, of Goldsmith Street, Heavitree, was summoned for pretending to tell fortunes during the past six months. She pleaded not guilty “to imposing upon people."...
Western Times - Friday 15 March 1918

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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

Downloads to Support Exeter Memories

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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