History Group

‘Histories of SJP’ Film Premiere on Thursday 27 April 2017

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This Thursday evening the Exeter City Supporters Trust history group will be showing the premiere of the Heritage Lottery funded ‘Histories of St James Park’ documentary. Looking at more than 100 years of SJP, this documentary features a range of items collected for the Grecian Archive, alongside interviews with historians, fans, former players, and our [...]

 

Remembering Spencer Bassett

Spencer Bassett

Spencer Bassett (1885 – 1917) One hundred years ago today, 11th April, a former City player was killed in France. Acting Bombardier Spencer Bassett died of wounds he’d received when his billet was shelled. It was the start of the Arras battle. One of Bassett’s former team-mates, Tom Griffiths, described the circumstances. Both men were [...]

 

ECFC History Talks Still Available

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The Supporters Trust is continuing to give multi-media presentations on ‘The Day we played Brazil’. Recent talks have included the Trust Corporate Membership Launch, Silverton WI, Friends of St Thomas Library and the Stoke Canon Inn. The presentation covers the origins of the Club, the tour of Argentina and Brazil in 1914, the impact of [...]

 

Do you know relatives of Frederick Joseph Collymore Hunter or Albert Edward Potter?

The Exeter City squad featuring Albert Potter

Exeter City Football Club are searching for any relatives of the Chairman and a player who died on active service in the Exeter Blitz in May 1942. Frederick Joseph Collymore Hunter was Chairman of the Club at the time of the blitz. He is buried in St John’s in the Wilderness churchyard, Exmouth. Albert Edward [...]

 

Event: Graham Rees at SJP, 23 March 2017, 2pm

The 1963 Exeter City FC squad featuring Graham Rees (front row, third from right)

On Thursday 23 March 2017, former City player Graham Rees will be at the Park to talk about his time at the club in the 1950s and 1960s.  Graham played all but one game and scored six goals in City’s 1963/4 promotion winning team – our first ever promotion. In all Graham made 370 appearances [...]

 

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