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Bus is cancelled
Complaints have reached the Exeter Information Bureau with reference to the non-running of the railway motor bus between Queen-street Station and Chagford. I understand that it has been off the road for something like two months, having been sent to Eastleigh for repair. Surely, however, the L. and S.W.R. is not so short that it cannot provide substitute to meet the convenience of the large number of people accustomed to patronise the bus. But, perhaps, there may be “news" from Eastleigh" within the course of a day or two!
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Tuesday 03 February 1920
Fall from Exeter Tramcar
On Saturday evening, at half-past seven o'clock, a man named Albert Sampson, of Heavitree, was alighting from the upper deck of a tramcar at Liyery Dole when he fell on to the granite setts in the roadway and was rendered unconscious. First-aid was applied Mrs. N. Cudmore, of North-street, Heavitree, and Acting-Sergt. Pike, and the injured man was removed in the St. John ambulance two the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. He was made an in-patient, and Dr. Mules did everything possible to assist recovery, but he did not recover consciousness until late at night. Yesterday his condition showed marked improvement.
Western Times - Monday 16 February 1920
Will Avoid Exeter in Future
Allen Amor, 67, London-road. Derby, was summoned at the Exeter Police Court yesterday, for not having two side lights attached to his motor car on February 6th.— Mr. A. Martin Alford, who represented the defendant, pleaded guilty, but said defendant was not aware he was not complying with the order, and hoped the Bench would not endorse the licence. Defendant had been driving all over the country, but said he would not come to Exeter again.—The Chief Constable (Mr A. F. Nicholson) said the Exeter police were very lenient in respect of charges, and last year cautioned over 400 people—The Bench imposed a fine of 10s.
Western Times - Wednesday 18 February 1920
Alleged Theft From Officers' Mess Topsham Barracks
Clifford Jolly, 27, a gunner in the R.G.A.. stationed at Barracks. Exeter, was yesterday remanded for a week by the City Bench. He was charged with stealing 24 fish knives. the property of Arthur B. Norman.
The Chief Constable said the defendant was employed at the Officers' Mess, from Whence a number of articles had been missed. It was discovered that they had been sent to London, and the police asked for time to make enquiries.
Western Times - Saturday 21 February 1920


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Exeter Dissenters Graveyard

Exeter PubsThis Booklet, published in June 2018, by the Exeter Dissenters Graveyard Trust contains a brief history of dissent in Exeter, information about some of the people buried in the graveyard and their families. Also covered is the graveyard’s physical aspects and the restorative work undertaken by the trustees and many volunteers.  There are numerous coloured photos and a loose plan of the graveyard showing the first named person on each memorial where this has been possible. Available from www.edgt.org.uk

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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