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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.
Please double check the Venues for our regular Meetings over the next few months as The Phoenix Centre are upgrading the Black Box and the venue is temporarily unavailable


THURSDAY 11th June 2015
Teign Valley Railway A fascinating illustrated talk by Malcolm Grigorey that explores the history of this Branch Line to Exeter.
NOTE: Venue changed to Jury’s Inn, Western Way at 7pm.


FRIDAY 10th JULY 2015
Visit/walk, “Overlooked and Out of Mind" A Guided Tour by Malcolm Grigorey of Architecture above the Eyeline in Central Exeter. Meet at the Clock Tower at 11 am.


THURSDAY 13th AUGUST 2015
“Old Photos of Exeter”.
Black Box, Phoenix. 7pm.


FRIDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2015
Visit/walk. “Great Duryard Reborn” and the new Steiner School (to be confirmed).


THURSDAY 8th OCTOBER 2015
Talk on Exeter Hospitals.
Phoenix Black Box 7pm. To be confirmed.


SATURDAY 14th NOVEMBER 2015
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

With over 2,000 years of History to choose from we are certainly spoilt for choice. Our Society is interested in all aspects of Exeter’s past including its cultural, commercial, social history, personalities and events. Like many other History Societies we organise a variety of events and talks that attract much interest from our Membership and Guests. Subject matters are very varied as one might expect so we might have a talk about Exeter Silver one month and maybe a visit to an established local business the next month.

If you have an Exeter related topic to talk about, or maybe you would like to join us to share in our activities, we would love to hear from you and encourage you to join our Society. Up to date information is here on the Website with regards to future events and examples of outside visits we have undertaken and you’ll see we have listed some of our past speakers here on the site for you to view.

If you have time to spare and would like to become involved in the running of the Society we would of course be particularly pleased to here from you!

Thank you for visiting our Website and I hope, if you share our interest in Exeter, you’ll be joining us soon.

Richard Holladay
Chairman.


Besley map

The illustrated 1905 Besley map of the city.

AN EXETER HERO
City Footballer Wins Distinguished Conduct Medal

News has reached his friends at Exeter that Corpl. W. A Pim the 27th Division Signal Company (Wessex), R. E., has been promoted to sergeant and has been awarded the D.C,M. "for keeping up communication in the recent heavy fighting under heavy fire and a rifle fire." Pim has forwarded home to his wife living at 41, Regent-street, St. Thomas, the card, dated May 9th, in which his commanding officer informed him that he had been notified of his meritorious conduct on the field, and it is understood that the action of Pim which brought about this commendation occurred about a fortnight previous to that.
Before the war Pim, who is now about 29 years of age, was employed at Messrs. Willey and Co.’s as a brass worker, and was a member of the Exeter Working Men's Society. He will be remembered best, however, as the Soccer player who came into prominence with Friernhay, and subsequently proved, with Exeter City Reserves, one of the most untiring amateur half-backs the City has ever produced. On the field of play he was always the personification of pluck, and football followers will learn with no surprise of his gallantry on the sterner field of war. He joined the R.E. Wessex Territorials last September, and volunteered for active service. Having completed his training at Winchester, he was sent out to the Front late in December, and was promoted to corporal at the beginning of February.
Western Times - Wednesday 02 June 1915


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.