Exeter Civic Society

Exeter Civic Society

Society unveils plaque to commemorate Abraham Cann

Posted: 9 April 2022

A blue plaque was unveiled on April 7th commemorating Abraham Cann, champion wrestler in the Devonshire style
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Exeter City Council is considering building homes on green spaces

Posted: 6 June 2021

The Society has released information to the media to highlight to the public that Exeter City Council is investigating the building of homes on several sensitive and green sites across the city
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New Heritage Trails

Posted: 7 September 2020

As a contribution to Heritage Open Days 2020, Exeter Civic Society has two new trails to help people discover more of the city's heritage.
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The Society calls for Clifton Hill residential proposals to be withdrawn by Exeter City Living

Posted: 21 August 2020

Exeter Civic Society has written to Exeter City Council asking them to withdraw their awful planning application for new housing on the site of the former Clifton Hill Sports Centre. The society has scrutinised the proposals in detail, and whilst the appearance of these contemporary homes is pleasing, we find them to be style over substance when we look into the detail.
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Blue plaque to Sabine Baring-Gould unveiled

Posted: 27 March 2020

The latest of Exeter Civic Society's blue plaques, to Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), was unveiled on 20 March 2020.
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Nicholas Hilliard commemorated with a blue plaque

Posted: 21 October 2019

Exeter Civic Society's latest blue plaque commemorates Nicholas Hilliard, Tudor miniaturist, and his connection to St Pancras church.
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Dr Charles Newton Lovely: Exeter housing old and new

Posted: 2 February 2019

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

Posted: 21 January 2018

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

Posted: 20 December 2017

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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Plaque commemorates Dame Elsie Knocker, heroic WW1 nurse

Posted: 5 November 2017

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