The archive comprises three sections:


Past Meetings

Dec 2019Expanding Heavitree: The story of Regent Square & John J F EllisSally Robinson
Sep 2019AGM + The History of the Ludwell ValleyLaurie Fentimen
(Ludwell Life)
Jun 2019From Exeter to Heavitree by TramDr Julia Neville
Mar 2019Mont le Grand - Opulent Heavitree
[joint meeting with Heavitree Squilometre]
JoJo Spinks
Dec 2018Mobs, crowds and the outcasts in ExeterTodd Gray
Sep 2018AGM + Heavitree Pleasure GroundParklife Heavitree
Jun 2018Alehouses and drinking cultureMark Hailwood
Mar 2018Heavitree Stone and the Heavitree Quarries
[joint meeting with Heavitree Squilometre]
John Allan
Dec 2017Cliff Bastin - Heavitree's football hero,
and other Exeter sporting legends
Rob Jennings-May
Sep 2017AGM + short talks of local interest by members
Jun 2017Tour of Heavitree Parish Church 
Mar 2017The history of Heavitree BreweryGraham Crocker
Dec 2016Executions in ExeterMike Richards
Sep 2016AGM + short talks of local interest by members
Jun 2016Richard Ford of Heavitree (1796-1858)Richard Hitchcock
Mar 2016Tour of Exeter Guildhall 
Dec 2015Sixty years in Spicer RoadRichard Holladay
Sep 2015AGM + short talks of local interest by members
Jun 2015The Roman army in HeavitreeJohn Smith
Mar 2015Heavitree, Jamaica - An historical connectionGillian Allen
Dec 2014Medieval rood screensMartin Horrell
Sep 2014AGM + short talks of local interest by members
Jun 2014Being a chaplainPaul Morrell
Mar 2014Whimsical buildingsLawrence Hunt
Dec 2013Freemasonry past and presentPeter Galt
Sep 2013AGM + The future of the Society
Jun 2013Views of Exeter 1880-1950Alan Dolley
Mar 2013The Templers of Stover HouseGeoffrey Harding
Dec 2012One hundred years of advertisingRoger Brien
Sep 2012AGM + River Exe discoveriesTegwin Harris
Jun 2012My top 50 Devon churchesTodd Gray
Mar 2012Roman finds at St LoyesJohn Salvatori
Dec 2011Heaven and HeavitreeRoger Thorne
Sep 2011AGM + An A-Z of Exeter's historySimon Timms
Jun 2011Snippets from the life of a Devon historianSusie Hewitt
Mar 2011Breton craftsmen in early Tudor DevonJohn Allan
Dec 2010Exeter's industrial historyIan Diffey
Sep 2010AGM + Exeter's almshousesGeoffrey Harding
Jun 2010Life in Tudor timesJill Kemp
Mar 2010Exeter's witchesFrank Gent
Dec 2009Exminster's wartime secretsMike Passmore
Sep 2009AGM 
Jun 2009Exminster's wartime secrets [Meeting cancelled]Mike Passmore
Mar 2009Overview of developments at the RAMMTom Cadbury
Dec 2008Street furniture in Heavitree and DevonRoger Brien
Sep 2008AGM 
Jun 2008Theatre Royal fire of 1887Richard Passmore
Mar 2008War medals of HeavitreePhil Mussel
Dec 2007Exeter & Heavitree personalitiesChristine Trigger
Sep 2007AGM 
Jun 2007Findings from Princesshay redevelopmentGraham Langdon
Mar 2007Local history - "Any Questions" 
Dec 2006Civic Society's role in protecting the city's heritageHazel Harvey
Sep 2006AGM 
Jun 2006Exeter's archivesJulia Neville
Mar 2006History of Heavitree Pleasure GroundCaroline Keep
Dec 2005Things you might not know about ExeterJo Griffiths
Sep 2005AGM 
Jun 2005  
Mar 2005  
Dec 2004Women's work in rural England, 1450-1700Jane Whittle
Sep 2004AGM 
Jun 2004  
Mar 2004Exeter Roman bathhouse excavationsJohn Salvatore
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Old Newsletters

EditionDateSubject(s) Covered
Newsletter 79Dec 2019The History of Ludwell Valley;
Memories of Top Video and Livery Dole News;
Polsloe Bridge Walk;
A Sports Ground in Higher Cemetery;
Outpouring of Grief for Heavitree Cholera Victim
Newsletter 78Sep 2019From Exeter To Heavitree By Tram;
'My Heavitree' Coffee Morning;
Beating The Bounds Walk 2019
Newsletter 77Jun 2019Walking the Northbrook;
Opulent Heavitree & Mont-le-Grand;
Heavitree's Folk Music Connections;
Heavitree United FC
Newsletter 76Mar 2019Forthcoming Northbrook Walk;
Mobs, Crowds & Outcasts;
Heavitree Post Boxes
Newsletter 75Dec 2018Heavitree Bridge Walk;
Parklife Heavitree;
Polsloe Park Dairy
Newsletter 74Sep 2018Beating the Bounds Walk;
Alehouses and Drinking Culture;
Heavitree Quarries Performances and Trails
Newsletter 73Jun 2018Heavitree Stone & Quarries;
David Morrish Obituary;
Ron Crabb Obituary;
Lost Shops of Heavitree
Newsletter 72Mar 2018Den Perrin Obituary;
Retailing in Fore Street (updated for 2018);
Memories of Rosary House School;
Heavitree's Sporting Connections;
Heavitree Dolls' Hospital
Newsletter 71Dec 2017Polsoe Park Walk;
John Samson;
Heavitrees of the World;
Eagle House
Newsletter 70Sep 2017Tour of Heavitree Parish Church;
Beating the Bounds;
The Hoare Family
Newsletter 69Jun 2017Heavitree Brewery;
Heavitree Road, Kingsand;
Annexation Cartoons
Newsletter 68Mar 2017Executions in Exeter 1285-1943;
Ladysmith School in the 1930s
Newsletter 67Dec 2016Christmas in 1930s Heavitree;
Member's AGM Talks;
Fore Street Walk;
Heavitree Link with Rotherham;
Further Memories of Life in Chard Road
Newsletter 66Sep 2016Richard Ford of Heavitree;
South Lawn Terrace - What's in a Name?;
Memories of a House in Chard Road
Newsletter 65Jun 2016Exeter Guildhall Tour;
Retailing in Fore Street 1851-2016;
Boot Scrapers of Regents Square;
South Lawn Terrace Since Victorian Times
Newsletter 64Mar 2016Sixty Years in Spicer Road;
Polsloe Park Chapel;
The Gordon Lamp
Newsletter 63Dec 2015Members Talks;
Devonia Pottery;
Heavitree Titanic Memorials;
Sacred Trees of Heavitree
Newsletter 62Sep 2015The Roman Army in Heavitree;
Some History Behind the HLHS Boundary Walk;
A Scrap of History
Newsletter 61Jun 2015Heavitree Jamaica: An Historical Connection;
'Disorderly Houses' in Heavitree;
Exeter City Footballers on Heavitree Roll of Honour;
The 'Heavitree Squilometre';
Heavitree's Toll-Houses
Newsletter 60Mar 2015Medieval rood screens;
Blue plaque for Vanbrugh sisters;
Toll houses of South Devon
Newsletter 59Dec 2014Memories of 1914;
Member's talks;
Dracula link with Heavitree;
From the archives: Fore Street a Roman Road
Newsletter 58Sep 2014Memories of 1914;
Being a chaplain;
From the archives: 1066 and all that
Newsletter 57Jun 2014Whimsical buildings;
Heavitree in Crosby's Complete Gazetteer;
Heavitree connections to Exeter's game with Brazil
Newsletter 56Mar 2014Freemasonry past and present;
Heavitree horse trough;
Rare post box
Newsletter 55Dec 2013Minutes of AGM;
Heavitree annexation centenary exhibition
Newsletter 54Sep 2013Alan Dolley's views of Exeter;
Retailing in Fore Street 2012-13;
Newsletter 53Jun 2013Beating The Bounds & its history;
The Templers of Stover;
The future of the Society
Newsletter 52Mar 2013One hundred years of advertising;
Planning the annexation centenary exhibition
Newsletter 51Dec 2012The ecology of the River Exe;
The Garland grave in Heavitree
Newsletter 50Sep 2012The glory of Devon's churches;
James Shapland's grave in Higher Cemetery;
Newsletter 49Jun 2012Roman finds on the former site of St Loyes College
Newsletter 48Mar 2012Retailing in Fore Street 2011;
Heavitree chapels and churches;
Grave of poet John Charles Arnell
Newsletter 47Dec 2011Life of Devon historian Prof W G Hoskins;
A-Z of Exeter's history
Newsletter 46Sep 2011AGM
Newsletter 45Jun 20111948 Olympic torch in Heavitree;
Breton craftsmen in Tudor Devon;
AWJ Motorcycles;
Beating the bounds 2011
Newsletter 44Mar 2011Annexation 1913;
Exeter's Industrial History
Newsletter 43Dec 2010Heavitree, Jamaica - Compensation For Slaves;
Exeter's Almshouses
Newsletter 42Sep 2010Retailing In Fore Street;
Tudor Life & Times;
Newsletter 41Jun 2010Three Witches Hanged In Heavitree;
New Link With Heavitree, Jamaica;
Dick Manley & East Avenue (part 2)
Newsletter 40Mar 2010Dick Manley - Heavitree Craftsman & Rugby International (part 1);
Exminster's Wartime Secrets
Newsletter 39Dec 2009Rowancroft;
Heavitree Jamaica;
Graves in Higher Cemetery
Newsletter 38Sep 2009Records of Retailing in Heavitree 2008-9;
King George V Oak Tree
Newsletter 37
numbered 29)
Jun 2009Royal Albert Memorial Museum;
Victorian Deeds;
Thomas Paine
Newsletter 36Mar 2009Street Furniture;
Fore Street Tour;
Haldon Belvedere Tour;
Polsloe Party in the Park
Newsletter 35Dec 2008Heavitree Parish Records;
Dr W G Hoskins;
Victorian Discoveries;
Exeter Tailors' Celebration
Newsletter 34Sep 2008Records of Retailing in Heavitree 2007-8;
Origins of Heavitree Social Club (Wingfield Park);
Theatre Royal Fire 1887;
Heavitree's South African Connections
Newsletter 33Jun 2008Men and Medals;
Heavitree Road, Plumstead (part 2);
Excerpt from Express and Echo 50 Years Ago
Newsletter 32Mar 2008Heavitree Road, Plumstead (part 1);
1948 Olympic Torch in Heavitree;
Exeter Notables
Newsletter 31Dec 2007Heavitree's Jamaica Links;
1911 Air Race
Newsletter 30Sep 2007Archaeological finds during the building of the new Princesshay;
Hamlin Lane Playing Fields;
Botanical history of Heavitree Pleasure Ground;
Retailing in Fore Street 1999 + 2007
Newsletter 29Jun 2007St Michael's School log;
Hamlin Lane Playing Fields;
Sampford Courtenay visit;
HLHS publications
Newsletter 28Mar 2007Today's Heavitree Jamaica;
Exeter Civic Society: History + Role;
F.W. Meyer + Meyer Court
Newsletter 27Dec 2006St Michael's Church: Dry rot + rotting bodies;
Further information on Heavitree Jamaica;
Old press: Caution against indiscriminate alms giving;
Armorial bearings in church
Newsletter 26Sep 2006Memories of St Michael's Primary School (part 2);
Exeter Archives talk;
Czech Involvement in WW2 Exeter;
More Heavitree Jamaica links
Newsletter 25Jun 2006Memories of St Michael's Primary School (part 1);
Pleasure Grounds in Devon
Newsletter 24Mar 2006Heavitree Pleasure Ground Centenary;
North Street Widening;
Heavitree Jamaica Link;
First Bank in Heavitree
Newsletter 23Dec 2005Heavitree Pleasure Ground;
Exeter Blitz Victims
Newsletter 22Sep 2005Heavitree street party 2005 report + photos;
Heavitree boundary walk 2005 report;
Secretary's report for AGM
Newsletter 21Jun 2005Heavitree Street Party 2005;
Heavitree Boundary Walk 2005;
Mystery Stones Found in 19th Century;
Apprentices in Heavitree
Newsletter 20Mar 2005Women's work in rural England 1450-1700;
Dealing with Blitz victims 1939-45;
Heavitree Pleasure Ground World War II photo
Newsletter 19Dec 2004Heavitree's cricket connections;
Heavitree's 1946 victory celebrations;
Whipton Lane street party 2005
Newsletter 18Sep 2004Polsloe Park for sale 1846;
Neighbourhood Watch 1831 style;
Whipton Lane street party 2005
Newsletter 17Jun 2004St Katherine's Priory;
Exeter's Roman baths;
Heavitree fire hoax 1862;
Sivell Place Mortuary
Newsletter 16Mar 2004Sivell Place Mortuary;
Polsloe Park Estate + Exeter Brick & Tile Company;
Second Avenue in the Blitz;
Residents' complaints about Salvation Army 1883
Newsletter 15Dec 2003Heavitree Sunday School Excursion 1890;
Poltimore House Links with Heavitree;
Heavitree Conservation Area
Newsletter 14Sep 2003Exeter School Tour;
Further Memories of North Avenue;
St Katherine's Priory;
Honiton Road-Pinn Lane Boundary Stone
Newsletter 13Jun 2003Uncovering Your House's History - a Local Case Study (part 2);
Heavitree Agriculture in the 17th Century;
Heavitree Muster Roll in the Civil War;
Exeter Blitz Film
Newsletter 12Mar 2003Uncovering Your House's History - a Local Case Study (part 1);
Exeter Night Watch 1835;
Regent Square Project;
Exeter Blitz Film
Newsletter 11Nov 2002Heavitree Boundary Walk;
Joanna Southcott;
Devon & Exeter Institute;
WW1 Roll of Honour Publication;
Heavitree Names
Newsletter 10Sep 2002Heavitree 2002 RAMM Exhibition;
Wreck of The Avalanche;
Heavitree-related articles from old local press
Newsletter 9Jun 2002Heavitree 2002 RAMM Exhibition;
The Heavitree Yew;
Wreck of The Cospatrick
Newsletter 8Mar 2002How education came to Heavitree;
Heavitree 2002 RAMM Exhibition;
James Upright's grave Heavitree
Newsletter 7Nov 2001Gardeners Arms pub site;
Heavitree Jamaica update;
Heavitree Gap Australia;
Grave of Sir John Bowring
Newsletter 6Aug 2001Heavitree Jamaica;
Heavitree-related articles from old local press;
Newsletter 5Jun 2001Heavitree Fore Street - a Roman Road?;
Heavitree News from Exeter Flying Post 1820 & 1871
Newsletter 4Feb 2001Heavitree in the Domesday Book;
Manor House Fore Street site
Newsletter 3 This newsletter was never published
Newsletter 2Jul-Oct 2000General Society business
Newsletter 1Apr-Jun 2000Inauguration of the Society;
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Gallery of Past Society Events

Tour of Polsloe Bridge Area - Sun 13th Oct 2019

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Northbrook Walk - Sat 11th May 2019

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Tour of Heavitree - Sun 14th Oct 2018

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Heavitree Tour 06 Heavitree Tour 07 Heavitree Tour 08 Heavitree Tour 09 Heavitree Tour 10
Heavitree Tour 11 Heavitree Tour 12 Heavitree Tour 13 Heavitree Tour 14 Heavitree Tour 15
Heavitree Tour 16 Heavitree Tour 17 Heavitree Tour 18 Heavitree Tour 19 Heavitree Tour 20
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Beating the Bounds of Heavitree - Sat 7th + 14th Jul 2018

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Tour of Polsloe Park - Sun 15th Oct 2017

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Beating the Bounds of Heavitree - Sat 22nd Jul 2017

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Tour of Heavitree Parish Church - Tue 6th Jun 2017

Church Tour 01 Church Tour 02 Church Tour 03 Church Tour 04 Church Tour 05
Church Tour 06 Church Tour 07 Church Tour 08 Church Tour 09 Church Tour 10
Church Tour 11 Church Tour 12 Church Tour 13 Church Tour 14 Church Tour 15
Church Tour 16 Church Tour 17 Church Tour 18 Church Tour 19 Church Tour 20
Church Tour 21 Church Tour 22 Church Tour 23 Church Tour 24 Church Tour 25
Church Tour 26 Church Tour 27 Church Tour 28 Church Tour 29 Church Tour 30
Church Tour 31 Church Tour 32 Church Tour 33 Church Tour 34 Church Tour 35
Church Tour 36 Church Tour 37 Church Tour 38    
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Tour of Heavitree - Sun 16th Oct 2016

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Heavitree Tour 06 Heavitree Tour 07 Heavitree Tour 08 Heavitree Tour 09 Heavitree Tour 10
Heavitree Tour 11 Heavitree Tour 12 Heavitree Tour 13 Heavitree Tour 14 Heavitree Tour 15
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Tour of Exeter Guildhall - Tue 8th Mar 2016

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Centenary Exhibition - Fri 1st + Sat 2nd Nov 2013

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