Nostalgic memories of Exeter's local history

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My name is Rodger Palmer & I was at Colditz Northbrook school around the mid 60's.The housemaster was Gator nicknamed alligator, haha. My job while there was on the gardens. My number at the school was 76. There are two people that I can recall by name at present & they are Vernon Wilkes & Larry Loughlan. If (...Read full memory)

My name is Robert Read I would like to know if anyone remembers NorthBrook Reform school in Breakon lane Whipton Exeter. I was there from 1957 -1958.Head master at that time was Mr Thompson Deputey head was Swanson and Mr Frawley. My friends were Harris clark Lomacks Harris Vally (...Read full memory)

I don't have a memory of Exeter but I do have one of an ex Wokingham girl who moved to and got married in Exeter and I am hoping to reconnect with her, he maiden name was Jennifer House. She married Michael Charles Phillips in 1971 and they lived in Blackboy road, I knew her in the mid 1960s and we had some (...Read full memory)

Not sure if this is the correct forum as I don't have a memory of Exeter but I do have a memory of a girl I knew many years ago from Wokingham, Her name then was Jennifer House and I believe her name now is Jennifer Susan Phillips, married at Exeter in 1971, If you are this person or you know of her please contact me at (...Read full memory)

83 Holloway Street

My dad went to the Episcopal School from 1940(?) with his twin brother after leaving Countess Wear School Rooms.

My mother, Frances May Ruth Milton and her sister Beatrice Milton were at this school, having been at Broadclyst Church School. I would love more information about her time there ...can anybody help me please.

I remember the lovely days of Exeter Speedway during the period of 1965 to 1968. I am sure there are many who think the same, I can see the riders as if yesterday, being introduced to the crowd. One rider, Chris Blewitt comes to mind who gave his all in entertaining the crowd, at his expense as he often (...Read full memory)

I looked at this and thought, 'I've seen that somewhere before!' I have a very similar photograph taken in May 2009. Building seems as if it has been locked in time looking at this photo. Wonderful!

Does anyone remember the fascinating history with Miss Vaudrey or the English Lit with Miss Chappell, or scary maths with Miss Parkinson? Or Timothy Whites in the High Street? Happy times.