Diary Dates 2013/4
from outside visits,
all meetings are held The Mint, Fore Street. Start Times 7.15pm
All meetings 2013 are the second Tuesday of the month. See Note below for times from the AGM 2014.
WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2013
Visit to Exeter Synagogue at 2.30pm
The History of the Synagogue
Tickets £3 – available at June/August meetings
THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 2013
Salvation Army Temple at 2.30pm
A follow-up to Ruth Hawker’s talk in 2012
Tickets £3 - available at June/August meetings
TUESDAY 8 OCTOBER 2013 7.15pm
John Allan on Medieval Exeter
TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER 2013 at 7.15pm - The Chairman’s Evening
NOTE - the bi-monthly talk will be on the second THURSDAY of the month from the AGM in February 2014.
THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2014 at 7.45pm (please note later time)
Annual General Meeting
Rowe Hall The Mint Fore St. Exeter.
(this is the last meeting at the Mint for the time being)
THURSDAY 10 APRIL 2014 at 7pm
Colin Vosper on Harry Hems
Harry Hems Centre Longbrook Street Exeter
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
St Nicholas Priory was purchased by the City in 1913 for £850. The yellow line, left, is Mint Lane.
It was in 1913 that Heavitree UDC was incorporated into Exeter with the Exeter (Extension) Order.
Mrs Emily Pankhurst was subject to the so called 'cat and mouse' law in 1913, when the authorities would imprison her, and release her when she went on hunger strike, to then arrest her again when she had recovered. On one such occasion, she was arrested on the 4 December 1913, when the Majestic anchored in Cawsands Bay, after she had toured the United States, and brought by car over Dartmoor to be imprisoned at Exeter Gaol. On the 7 December she was released on seven days licence, and proceeded to the Great Western Hotel before leaving Exeter. See Exeter's Prisons
The Theatre Royal put on Robinson Crusoe as the 1913 pantomime.
Colson's was purchased by Sir Edgar Plummer in 1913. They have since evolved into the House of Fraser on the High Street.
Exeter Police - In 1913, Arthur F Nicholson replaced de Schmid as the City of Exeter's Chief Constable, as Heavitree was annexed and incorporated into the city and the force grew to 78 men. There were now 186 public houses in the city, but as war approached, the number of vagrants plunged; in 1910, 5,004 were dealt with by the City Police, and 2,115 in 1913.