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Diary Dates 2015.
From June all meetings will start at 7pm in the Black Box, Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS.
All meetings in 2015 are on the second Thursday of alternate months starting in February. All walks/visits in 2015 are on the second Friday of alternate months starting in January.

FRIDAY 15th MAY 2015
Visit/walk Cygnet Theatre 10.30am. History of the building and surrounding area.

THURSDAY 11th June 2015
Teign Valley Railway. Its people and hidden surprises. Malcolm Grigory. Black Box, Phoenix. 7pm.

FRIDAY 10th JULY 2015
Visit/walk, “Overlooked and Out of Mind". The Architecture around Queen Street.

“Old Photos of Exeter”.
Black Box, Phoenix. 7pm.

Visit/walk. “Great Duryard Reborn” and the new Steiner School (to be confirmed).

Talk on Exeter Hospitals.
Phoenix Black Box 7pm. To be confirmed.

Visit//walk. Moslems in Exeter.
Visit the Mosque and the University Islamic Studies Centre with lunch available.

THURSDAY 10th DECEMBER 2015. Talk on the industrial life of Exeter. Richard Holladay. Black Box, Phoenix 7pm.

Welcome to the Exeter Local History Society website

Our members are passionate about history. If you share our fascination, why not join us? There are six meetings a year with talks on such diverse subjects as Roman remains and post-WW2 redevelopment. There are also six visits per year to such varied venues as County Hall and the RAMM’s inner sanctum. Up and coming events:

Backstage at the Cygnet Theatre

15 May at 10:30.

Cygnet TheatreSee behind the scenes and learn the varied activities that have been organised in the building in its 100-year history. We will also walk outside to examine the history of Colleton Crescent and the site of the nearby Roman walls before heading down to the Quay for a coffee in the Prospect Inn. Cost £3 per person.

Phone 07503 153 193 for more details or email:


A talk by Malcolm Grigory

11 June at 7.00 pm at the
Exeter Phoenix Black Box
Gandy St, EX4 3LS

Alphington HaltA fascinating talk exploring the railway which carried goods and people to and from Exeter, the former for export around England and indeed the world, the latter to enjoy themselves and get the last train home (when the pubs closed). We will see photographs taken fifty years ago of stations, bridges and engines which have since been destroyed (some by nature, some by man).

Phone 07503 153 193 for more details or email:

Why not come to one of our events; you would be very welcome. The cost is usually only £3 per event.

If you decide to join the Society, it’s £12 for the year (£16 for same-address couples). Our Contact Page has full details.