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AND CHILDREN DROWNED IN DEVON CANAL.

A verdict of “Found drowned" was returned at an inquest held at Double Locks, Exeter, on the bodies of Florence Bell, single, aged 34, of Monmouth-hill, Topsham, and her two little girls, aged ten years and one year and nine months, respectively, recovered from the Canal. The evidence showed that the woman and her children, together with a niece aged 7, went from Topsham Exeter, and on their way home in the evening—it was bright moonlight night—all four of them by some means got into the water, the niece being rescued in an exhausted condition, and the other three drowned. A couple of hats and other clothing were on the bank. The evidence given at the inquiry showed that, the woman was a very excitable nature ...
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 05 October 1917
Light Cases at Exeter
At Exeter Police Court yesterday, George Packer, 70, Holloway-street, firewood vendor, was summoned for having control of barrow in Queen-street without proper lights being attached. The vehicle was in charge of two boys who had not been provided with efficient lights, and the Chief Constable considered that the owner was the proper person to proceed against.—The Bench thought the owner could not be said to be in control at the time, and dismissed the case. They considered that those in charge of vehicles were responsible.
Western Times - Friday 12 October 1917
Exeter Library.
PROPOSED SITE.
ROUGEMONT HOUSE

At the meeting the Governors of the Royal Albert Memorial, yesterday, a Special Sub-Committee appointed to consider the question of securing a site for a new library recommended the adoption of the following resolution: —"That the Governors represent to the Exeter City Council the increasing difficulty of finding accommodation for the gifts and bequests continually made to the City Museum Library and Art Gallery and for the proper exhibition to the public of existing collections. The further development of the institution is dependent upon the provision of additional accommodation, and the Governors express their desire that the Council will take early action for the erection of a new library by means of the grant offered by the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, and accepted by the Council on April 7th, 1909. The governors submit the favourable consideration of the Council of the utilisation of the land Council adjoining the entrance to the Rougemont grounds as a suitable site for such library…
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Tuesday 23 October 1917
Hard Labour
H. S. Bathgate, artists, of Shields, who was court-martialled at Exeter on Saturday for refusing to put on a uniform, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour.
Western Times - Saturday 27 October 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

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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