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Diary Dates 2013/4

Apart from outside visits, all meetings are held The Mint, Fore Street. Start Times 7.15pm

All meetings in 2014 are the second Thursday of the month. See Note below for times from the AGM 2014.

THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2014 at 7.45pm (please note later time)
Annual General Meeting
Rowe Hall, The Mint, Fore St., Exeter.
(from 7.15pm Subs. can be paid in reception)

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.

Thursday 12 June 2014 7.00pm

The Exeter Woollen Industry in 17th & 18th Centuries

Thursday 14 August 2014 – to be advised

Thursday 9 October 2014 – to be advised

Thursday 11 December 2014 – to be advised

See Coming Events for the summer outside meetings

Welcome to the Exeter Local History Society website

The Society exists to promote an interest in the history of Exeter - it 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

FROM THE PAPERS - 100 years Ago..... 1914

The new motor fire engine, which has been purchased for Exeter, arrived at St. David’s Station, last evening. The engine, which was built by Messrs. Merryweather, of London, will be driven to the Exeter Station, this morning, and should prove a valuable acquisition to the existing appliances of the city. The engine will be publicly christened in front of the Rougemont Hotel, on Saturday next! Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - 1 January 1914

Bad Start for the New Year at Exeter
A cab-driver named Richard Gill, of West View-terrace, Exeter, opened the New Year very badly, for at 2.40 yesterday morning he was found by P.S. Bradford to be drunk while in charge of a cab outside the Victoria Hall where a dance was being held. He was brought up at the Police Court yesterday before Mr. Tom Linscott, and was fined 5s. P.S. Bradford and P.C, Weeks giving evidence. Defendant, who, was said, was very troublesome, maintained that he was quite fit to drive, although he had been treated by several "fares" during the evening. Western Times - 2 January 1914

TigerKing's Tiger at Museum
It will be remembered that the Exeter Museum was one of those to whom his Majesty the King presented a trophy of his tiger hunting in India. Sir E. Chaning Wills, Bart, of Harcombe, chairman of the Museum Committee of the Royal Albert Memorial, generously undertook the cost of mounting the trophy, and the placed it with Mr. Rowland Ward, of London. The case containing the mounted tiger has now arrived, and the ceremony of unveiling will shortly be arranged. Western Times - 30 January 1914
(note - neither of the above tigers are the King's tiger)