History Group

Exeter City Heritage Project Ends With Packed Film Premiere

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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

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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 [...]

 

‘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

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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 [...]

 

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