History Group

Remembering William Kirby

Kirby Press Release

William Kirby [1885-1917] One hundred years ago today, on 3rd October 1917, former City player William Kirby lost his life in action in France. The news was reported in Devon over a month later. ‘Kirby,’ the Western Times report ran, ‘was with the City in the season 1913-14. He made his reputation with Preston North [...]


Supporters Trust Delighted at New National Lottery Funding for Museum Around St James Park

Items in the archive from the 1914 tour of South America

The Exeter City Supporters Trust has welcomed a new grant from the National Lottery to help create a museum in and around St James Park. The funding bid, which was submitted by the University of Exeter working in partnership with the Trust’s History Group, has been successful in attracting grants of £63,700 with the main [...]


New plaques added to WW1 and WW2 memorial at St James Park


Five individual commemorative plaques have been added to the WW1 and WW2 memorials at St James Park. This follows new research by the Exeter City History Group which has established that more City players died in the conflicts than previously thought. The range of places where these former City players lost their lives reminds us [...]


Trust Tours 2017/18: introducing our new City Heritage Tour & an update on SJP tours


With stadium redevelopment well underway, we will not be running our match day tours of SJP until the new dressing rooms in the IP Office main stand are ready.  We expect this to be in the early Autumn and we’ll update everyone once we know more. So until that time the Trust is delighted to [...]


Update from Martin Weiler, Trust Chair

Martin Weiler presenting the Trust Young Player of the Year Award to Archie Collins

It is now six months since I took up the position of Trust Chair so a good time to reflect and provide an update on what has been going on. There is certainly a very different feel now compared to the gloomy days of October and November. Our charge up the table has really raised [...]


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