Open Morning: 1920’s Exeter

Saturday 17th June at 10:30 - 12:00
The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT
A social event where visitors and guests are welcome and refreshment provided. At 11a.m. Dr Julia Neville will talk about 1920s Exeter.

Exeter in the 1920s was a city recovering from the aftermath of war, both good and bad.   There was an air of promise, with new housing and new educational opportunities. But signs of the war remained: war memorials commemorated the dead, and many of those who had come home from the front had to adjust to life with disabilities. Then optimism was submerged by gloom as the country went into recession and problems such as unemployment and slum dwellings were hard to solve. Nonetheless the decade is often remembered as the ‘Roaring Twenties’, because of the new opportunities for leisure brought by motor cars, cinema, wireless, jazz and speedway racing. Dr Julia Neville, who is leading a research project on Devon in the 1920s, explores how the city of Exeter was affected by all these trends.


Parking onsite is limited for disabled people only, telephone the Mint on 01392 279786 to reserve a space. This City Centre venue is well served by public transport and there are public car parks nearby.

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Exeter in the 1920s