I think it was 1954 when the Swans Nest pub, Exminster was flooded to a depth of around four feet. It was my local at the time and the landlord was Jerry Hugett, an ex boxer.
In 1940 my London school, Borough Polytechnic, was relocated to Exeter which is where I was evacuated to. The school was a renovated building down by the river and not far from the slaughter house (which fascinated the boys). Of course, I well remember the night in 1942 when the city almost burned to the ground and along ...Read full memory