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Murch Goff and Co.Before the famous Tinleys Tea Shop at Broadgate, there was Murch Goff and Co. Of course, most will know it as Pizza Express. See Tinleys.A hansom cabA hansom cab in Bedford Circus. Courtesy of Caroline Dennison.

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Miss Queenie Leighton, the ideal principal boy and Drury Lane pantomime favourite, heads an attractive programme at the Exeter Hippodrome next week. Other noteworthy turns are Frank Williams, the tenor comedian and male soprano, and Sydney Parker, the Welsh vaudeville entertainers; the famous Enardo Bros., Italian comedy gymnasts in mid-air; the two Devons, “those merry musical maids”; and Stella and Harry Jocelyn in variety and vogue, direct from the London Coliseum
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 02 February 1918
Exeter Drover Fined to Not Carrying a Lamp
An Exeter drover, Albert Woodgates, was summoned at the City Police Court yesterday for driving a flock of sheep on Exe Bridge at 6.10 p.m., and not carrying a lamp. According to P.S. Elford, who gave evidence, defendant knew that he had to carry a light, and in fact had been supplied with a hurricane lamp by the owner of the sheep. This, however, he had not got with him and, instead, was carrying a small bicycle lamp with oil. Defendant's excuse was that his journey took him longer than he thought it would. The fine was 5s., the magistrates being Messrs. G. White, in the chair, F. J. Widgery, J. Munro, A. T. Loram, and H. Hall.
Western Times - Tuesday 05 February 1918
Possession of More Than Three Weeks’ Supplies
Important Decisions an Exeter Food Conference

A conference of local Food Control Committees in Exeter and district met at the Exeter Guildhall on Monday and decided: 1st.. That the time has come for the adoption of local schemes for the distribution of food. 2nd, That all schemes should be uniform. 3rd, That in order to assure uniformity the London scheme is the most convenient, and should be adopted in this area for margarine, butter and meat. 4th, That Committees in areas which depend upon each other for food supply should arrange for joint conferences at the earliest possible moment, in order that problems affecting their area may discussed.
Western Times - Friday 15 February 1918
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We Lave received 120 farthings from "D. and J.,” Exeter, for the Exeter Farthing Breakfast Fund. Mr. G..A. C. Drake (hon. treasurer) has received a cheque for £5 from president Sergeants' Mess Devon Depot Regt., and from a collection at Empire Theatre on Saturday, 16th inst., £2 2s 6d.
Sec-Lieut. Leslie Stagg, eldest son of the late Mr. F. and Mrs. Heavitree, has been gazetted to the Norfolk Regiment. Enlisting at the age 18, in the year 1915, he saw service in France until July, 1917, when he returned to England to undergo the special training to enable him to qualify for a commission.

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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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