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Exeter Memories

Author : Richard Parkinson
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Richard Parkinson was a steam fireman based at the former Exmouth Junction steam depot on the outskirtd of Exeter. From here he worked passenger and freight trains on the main line to Salisbury. He faithfully recorded his trips in both words and pictures, capturing a snapshot in time that is now long-lost.

Exeter in the Great War

Author : Derek Tait
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Exeter played a vital role during the First World War supplying men for the Army and raising funds to help troops overseas. The Mayoress and her team played a key part collecting money to aid homeless Belgian refugees in the city while also supporting other worthy causes both home and overseas. Soldiers travelling through Exeter all received food, refreshments and cigarettes due to the money raised. The city had its own battalion, 'Exeter's Own' and thousands of servicemen passed through the city on their way to northern Europe. Players at Exeter City football club were amongst the first to join the Colours and later the Footballers' Battalion (the 17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment).??The effect of the war on Exeter was great. By the end of the conflict, there wasn't a family in Exeter who hadn't lost a son, father, nephew, uncle or brother. There were tremendous celebrations in the streets as the end of the war was announced but the effects of the conflict lasted for years to come.

Supporter Ownership in English Football

Author : Chris Porter
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This book presents a fresh perspective on football fandom in England, going beyond existing debates surrounding the structural transformations English football has seen in recent decades, to consider the contested cultural ground upon which football fandom exists. Supporter Ownership in English Football connects cultural conflict experienced across society associated with negotiating structural changes such as globalisation, commodification and social exclusion, with supporter ownership in football – which is in itself an expression and reflection of broader social and political shifts in class-consciousness. Discourses of identity, authenticity, loyalty, ownership and above all, the possibilities and limitations for ordinary people to influence change, play a decisive role in how fans come to decide whether they could, or should, have a meaningful say in the future of their club and the game itself. While celebrating the achievements, progress and potential of the supporter ownership movement, the book is also careful to take account of the various setbacks, contradictions and limiting tendencies that continue to shape its developmental trajectory. Porter’s relation of football supporter ownership to the political and social class dynamics of contemporary society will be of interest to scholars of sport studies, sociology, cultural studies and politics, and those interested in social movements, consumerism, identity, authenticity and community.

Bombing States and Peoples in Western Europe 1940 1945

Author : Claudia Baldoli
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The Phillips Exeter Bulletin

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A List of lost alumni published as supplement to v. 12 and v. 16.

Memories of Family and Home in Exeter

Author : Mabel Cilley Fiske
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Reminiscences of Mrs. Fiske's life at 15 Elliot St. as the daughter of Bradbury Longfellow Cilley and then as the wife of Winthrop Fiske, both teachers at the Academy.

Exeter Pubs

Author : David Cornforth
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Exeter Pubs gives a unique and fascinating insight into some of Exeter's famous and infamous pubs, taverns and inns.

Devon Cornwall Notes Queries

Author : John S. Amery
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Writings on British History

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The Bookseller

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