History Group

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 [...]


Remembering Frederick Hunter

The grave of Fred Hunter

Today, 6 May 2017, we remember Frederick Joseph Collymore Hunter, the Exeter City Chairman who died on this day 75 years ago after sustaining fatal injuries during the Exeter Blitz. Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Hunter was a prominent local businessman with a special interest in cars. He was a director of Messrs. Pike and Co Ltd [...]


Remembering Albert Potter

Albert Potter

Today, 4 May 2017, we remember Albert ‘Darkie’ Potter a former Exeter City player who was killed in the Exeter Blitz on this day 75 years ago. Potter was a local lad born in Exeter in 1897. He served in the First World War signing up for the 8th Devons when aged just 16. In [...]


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