Diary Dates 2014
from outside visits,
all meetings are held the Rougemont Room, Central Library. Start Times 7.00pm
All meetings in 2014 are the second Thursday of the month. See Note below for times from the AGM 2014.
THURSDAY 10 APRIL 2014 at 7pm
Colin Vosper on Harry Hems
Harry Hems Centre Longbrook Street Exeter.
Optional short tour of building- see article “Future Programme”
for further details of this tour.
Friday 30 May 2914 at 10.30am
Guided tour of Great Duryard House
See Events for details
Thursday 12 June 2014 7.00pm
TUCKERS HALL FORE STREET EXETER
Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society
Followed by talk by Mike Walker on
- The History of Tuckers Hall
- and Shipping the Serge, the export
of woollens through Topsham.
Members are invited to look round the
interpretation centre after the talk
Thursday 14 August 2014
Dr. John P. Salvatore
The recently excavated Iron Age Settlement and Roman military base at St. Loyes
Thursday 9 October 2014
The History of post-war Exeter
Thursday 11 December 2014
The various types of stone used in the
building of Exeter Cathedral
See Coming Events for the summer outside meetings
The Society exists to promote an interest in the history of Exeter -
is open to anyone who has an interest in the local history of Exeter.
Members can attend the bi-monthly meetings to listen to a variety of expert speakers on different aspects of Exeter's long history. In the past, subjects have covered the Trafalgar Trail, colourful clergy of Devon, the cinemas of Devon, and much more.
Visits to local places of interest are arranged, including in the past, the Devon and Exeter Institution, the Cathedral, walks around St Thomas and more.
Membership costs £12 per year (£16 couple) - to join please go to the Contact Page
Our August meeting will be in the Rougemont Room at Exeter Central Library, from 7 pm until 9pm. The talk will be given by Dr John Salvatore, a member of the prestigious Exeter Archaeological Society.
He will explain how, in 2010, at the St Loyes site on Topsham Road, Roman ruins were found on the line of a Roman road between a small fortress at Topsham and the main fortress in Exeter. Dr Salvatore and his team excavated the site and now believe it to have been a Ro- man military works depot and supply base.
It was probably de-commissioned as part of the withdrawal of the Roman army presence towards the end of the first century AD, although signs of timber buildings and a well suggest re-use
of the site later. A cemetery was also discovered for which no direct dating evidence has been found.
Dr Salvatore will share his experiences of the excavation with photographs and pictures, although his paper “The Recently Ex- cavated Iron Age Settlement and Roman Military Supply Base at the former St Loyes College site on Topsham Road, Exeter” will not be published until next year.
Later in the year at our visit behind the scenes at the RAMM we will see exhibits which demonstrate the importance of such finds.