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Memories of Exmouth

Around this time a fire destroyed much of the Imperial Hotel which was, then, owned by Trust Houses. The previous year (1970 on the 6th of March) The Moorland Hotel, Haytor, was also much destroyed by fire. This started at midnight - a fact of which I am fully aware as I was the manager of the hotel – also owned (...Read full memory)

Last week we had a really lovely day out with our granddaughter Anna Norfolk. It was a beautiful sunny July day and far too hot for staying at home so my wife and I went in search of a beach and a cooling sea breeze. We drove to Exmouth and when we arrived at the seafront we noticed that the Exmouth cricket (...Read full memory)

The history of Exmouth Harbour and marina has altered beyond recognition in the last few years. In 1998 I went there as a complete novice deck hand and worked for the summer on the 55-foot trawler GY165 'Pacemaker'. We fished out in the channel and often landed our catch on the harbour, to the interest of the town's (...Read full memory)

I was born in Pencarwick Nursing Home Exmouth on 7 December 1940. The Principal was Mrs M.E.Hodges My mother left London sometime beforehand with my two elder brothers aged 2 and 6. She left London to avoid the bombing. I understand my mother lived at 2 Marpool Grove. I was christened in All Saint Church on 18 (...Read full memory)

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