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
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.