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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 [...]


Exeter City Heritage Project Ends With Packed Film Premiere


The year long Heritage Lottery Fund supported History of St James Park project came to an end with a packed film premiere at Exeter City’s stadium on 27 April 2017. The 51 minute movie documents each of the decades since football was first played on the ground in 1894. Contributors include historians, club officials, former [...]


Exeter City Remembers its Exeter Blitz Heroes

The Exeter City squad featuring Albert Potter

Exeter City and its Supporters Trust will be remembering two members of the Football Club who were killed on active service during the Exeter Blitz 75 years ago. On 4 May 1942 a German Air Raid dropped 30 tonnes of high explosives, 10,000 incendiary bombs and three landmines on the city. A total of 282 [...]


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