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One hundred years ago – September 1921 Young Woman's Lapse at Exeter
Lily Hoskins. aged 30, of Okehampton-road, failed to appear at Exeter Police Court on Friday to answer a charge of drunkenness . A warrant was issued, and on Saturday she was brought up in custody for failing to answer, and to show cause while her bail of £1 should not be forfeited.
Defendant, who was fashionably dressed, and of respectable appearance, told the magistrates that she belonged to Exeter. She, arrived within a few yards the court on the previous day, but a few minutes before the sitting of the Bench she felt faint and went into a shop.
It was true, said the Chief Constable, that she entered a shop, and had lime juice and soda, but she remained there talking to someone, and on leaving to a public house, where she remained till one o’clock...
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 05 August 1921
Rate Defaulters at Exeter
About a hundred rate defaulters were summoned at the Exeter Police Court yesterday afternoon. They were from the western side of the City, and about the number usually summoned every half year.
Western Times - Wednesday 07 September 1921
Timber Workers to Hold Open Air Meetings
In connection with the wages dispute at Messrs. Glaridge's, timber merchants, of Exeter, a meeting all the employees was held yesterday to consider the position, but understand that farina progress has been made towards settlement. It was decided to hold a further meeting on Tuesday next, and arrangements were made for open-air meetings at Bedford-Circus and Gervase-avenue respectively, to acquaint the public with the circumstances of the dispute.
Western Times - Thursday 15 September 1921
Great Increase on Previous Year's Figures
. There were 90 vagrants in the Exeter Union during the week ending Saturday last as compared with 25 in the corresponding week of last year, and nine in the corresponding week of 1919. Expenditure on out-relief for the different weeks were the £56 13s l0d, £55 10s 8d, £39 14s 6d; outdoor paupers, 239, 219, 190; indoor paupers, 271, 229, 208. The Governor meeting of Exeter Guardians said the number vagrants was on an ascending scale in this, as in other parts of the country. Mr. Heale: Fine weather, Mr. Chairman.
Western Times - Wednesday 28 September 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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