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7th and 8th December 2023 were made special for the members of the Exeter Civic Society, as they celebrated George Gissing's stay in Exeter from Jan 1891 to June 1893. Professor Richard Dennis introduced the topic with his lecture on 'George Gissing an Exeter: A Transformative Writer at a Transformative Time in his Own Life', given at the Devon & Exeter Institution in the evening of 7th Dec. The next morning saw the unveiling of the plaque in Heavitree Road.
A blue plaque was unveiled on April 7th commemorating Abraham Cann, champion wrestler in the Devonshire style
New Heritage Trails
Monday 7th 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.
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.