Exeter Civic Society

Exeter Civic Society

Do you live or work in or around Exeter?

Would you like to know more about its history?

Or have your say on current redevelopments?

If so join us

Whether you’re a newcomer to Exeter or have lived here since before the War we’re sure you’ll love this great little city. It has a vibrant charm and a fascinating mix of buildings, and people! From the Roman Wall and Norman Castle to the lively city centre venues, shops and restaurants there is something for everyone. But a city is always changing, and those changes can be for the better or for the worse.

Exeter Civic Society was set up to care for Exeter and make sure that further redevelopments are of the highest possible standard for our city and for our quality of life. If you want to keep track of changes to the city, or find out more about its history you have come to the right place. Not only do we monitor new developments but we have talks about Exeter’s history and visits to local places, some of which you may not even know exist.

Latest News

Dr Charles Newton Lovely: Exeter housing old and new

On Friday 1st February 2019 members of the Society braved the snowy weather to attend the unveiling of a blue plaque commemorating Dr Charles Newton Lovely. Dr Lovely was an Exeter GP and was the founding chairman of the Exeter Workmen’s Dwellings Company. The ceremony took place at Kings Dwellings, King Street, Exeter, which was one of the properties built by the Company.
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Mary the Pigeon Commemorated

On 20th January 2018 a good crowd gathered in West Street to see the unveiling of a blue plaque commemorating Mary the Second World War carrier pigeon and her trainer, Cecil "Charlie" Brewer.
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Plaque unveiled to Dame Georgiana Buller

The unveiling of a blue plaque commemorating Dame Georgiana Buller took place on Saturday 23 September 2017 at Bellair, County Hall
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Upcoming Events

19 October 2019
  • Civic Society Open Morning 19 October 2019 at 10:30 - 12:00 Belmont Chapel, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB, UK

    A social event where visitors and guests are welcome and refreshments provided.

    At 10.45 our Speaker will be Ben Clapp who will talk about the history of St. Nicholas's Priory.

    Only disabled parking allowed in Chapel Car Park. Others please use the Triangle Car Park.

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16 November 2019
  • Civic Society Annual General Meeting 16 November 2019 at 10:30 - 13:00 Belmont Chapel, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB, UK

    An Annual General Meeting for Civic Society members followed by a Buffet Lunch.

    Please book your lunch through the Secretary, payment can be made either on the day or by cheque/BACS before the event.

    Only disabled parking allowed in the Chapel Car Park. Others please use the Triangle Car Park.

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7 December 2019
  • Special Talk on Archeology in Roman Exeter 7 December 2019 at 10:30 - 13:00 Belmont Chapel, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB, UK
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