EAW005857 ENGLAND (1947). The city, Exeter, 1947

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Title [EAW005857] The city, Exeter, 1947
Reference EAW005857
Date 18-May-1947
Link
Place name EXETER
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 292075, 92799
Longitude / Latitude -3.5291949833936, 50.724205125741
National Grid Reference SX921928

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possible larch road

DONF
Saturday 18th of April 2015 10:48:09 AM
St Stephen's Church.

Allen T
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 03:38:06 PM
What a wasteland the centre of Exeter still is, five years after the blitz. The shopping centre of the town moved down the High Street towards Queen Street and North Street.

Allen T
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 03:36:08 PM
So little traffic people can walk in the street, but then it is a Sunday.

Allen T
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 03:31:43 PM
Cleared bomb damage.

Allen T
Tuesday 9th of September 2014 02:38:01 PM
Hansford's bakery shop.

Allen T
Friday 5th of September 2014 01:30:07 PM
The little chapel where nuns operated childcare for working parents in the 1950's.

Allen T
Friday 5th of September 2014 01:27:59 PM

badgerroyale
Monday 4th of August 2014 11:41:21 PM

badgerroyale
Monday 4th of August 2014 11:40:39 PM

badgerroyale
Monday 4th of August 2014 11:38:40 PM
Stone Lane Cattle Market. Now a retail park.

badgerroyale
Monday 4th of August 2014 11:35:57 PM
Exeter Central Station

dawlishbob
Sunday 3rd of August 2014 12:35:26 PM

dawlishbob
Sunday 3rd of August 2014 12:32:26 PM
Exeter St Thomas Station.

dawlishbob
Sunday 3rd of August 2014 12:30:48 PM
Exeter City War Memorial designed by John Angel, 19/06/2013

Class31
Sunday 6th of July 2014 10:20:55 PM
Good view of the Exeter Prison exercise yard with some prisoners doing Sunday exercise.

Allen T
Friday 8th of November 2013 05:13:34 PM
Exeter Corporation bus, green and cream coloured.

Allen T
Friday 8th of November 2013 10:46:26 AM
Part of the now removed Roman city wall?

Allen T
Wednesday 6th of November 2013 05:26:06 PM
Planning vandalism? The intriguing thing about this photo is this lump of masonry which hasn't been cleared away and is in direct line with the city wall which then continues in a straight line to Northernhay Gardens to the right in the photo. As all bomb rubble had been cleared away by 1947 could this be part of the Roman city wall which was then bulldozed to make way for the shopping area at Eastgate? If so then this is just one photographic record of the planning vandalism that occurred in bombed cities in the UK in the immediate aftermath of the war when councils found it easier and cheaper to demolish partly damaged historical buildings rather than restore them.

Allen T
Wednesday 6th of November 2013 05:25:21 PM
Line of the city wall.

Allen T
Wednesday 6th of November 2013 05:17:02 PM
This bombsite later became the site for the Express & Echo building until recently Exeter's evening paper. the photo doesn't quite capture the actual area which was about 50 yards to the north (left) in the photo. In 1954 a dead whale was exhibited in a water or some other liquid filled container on a trailer. Does anyone else remember this?

Allen T
Wednesday 6th of November 2013 04:39:15 PM
Southernhay West

Allen T
Tuesday 5th of November 2013 11:06:59 AM
This was to become the site for the building of Bobby's, Exeter's largest and tallest department store (now John Lewis). The cinder black bomb site was still evident until building started in about 1957/58. As kids we used to play on this bomb site whilst waiting for the Whipton bus to take us home after a visit to the Savoy cinema.

Allen T
Tuesday 5th of November 2013 11:02:42 AM
this was Dellers Café for a while after the war and into the fifties the only place in this part of town to get a tea or coffee.

Allen T
Tuesday 5th of November 2013 10:55:35 AM
Paris Street. I can remember walking down here in the mid fifties and there was still bomb damage visible.

Allen T
Tuesday 5th of November 2013 10:54:03 AM
Some of the bomb damage in Paris Street wasn't redeveloped until the late 1970's.

Allen T
Sunday 10th of November 2013 11:26:04 PM
New construction steelwork at the back of Paris Street.

Allen T
Tuesday 5th of November 2013 10:52:25 AM

Allen T
Tuesday 5th of November 2013 10:48:18 AM
Longbrook Street

Allen T
Tuesday 5th of November 2013 10:47:13 AM