News

Keep informed of all the latest happenings from in and around Exeter as well as the latest Exeter Civic Society news and information on our Blue Plaques programme by keeping an eye on this page.

The latest of Exeter Civic Society's blue plaques, to Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), was unveiled on 20 March 2020.
Exeter Civic Society's latest blue plaque commemorates Nicholas Hilliard, Tudor miniaturist, and his connection to St Pancras church.
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.
Mary the Pigeon Commemorated
Sunday 21st 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.
Plaque unveiled to Dame Georgiana Buller
Wednesday 20th December 2017
The unveiling of a blue plaque commemorating Dame Georgiana Buller took place on Saturday 23 September 2017 at Bellair, County Hall
City centre blue plaque badly damaged
Friday 15th September 2017
The plaque for Sir Thomas Bodley, on the corner of High Street and Gandy Street, has been damaged.
Central Exeter plaques walk
Friday 15th September 2017
On 22 July a group of Society members was led through the rain-drenched centre of Exeter on a plaques trail based on a selection from the leaflet produced by the Society.
New plaques in the pipeline
Friday 15th September 2017
Get the latest information on plans for new Blue Plaques in Exeter.
The refurbished blue plaque commemorating Dr Peter Hennis is now in place on the wall of St. Sidwell's Church, Sidwell Street.
The Blue Plaque commemorating Lieutenant Richard Douglas Sandford VC was unveiled on 24 September 2016 at 15 Cathedral Close, the Cathedral School, where he was born.