History Group

Special Exeter City stadium tours 8 and 9 September 2016

Manager Paul Tisdale says hello to fans taking part in our ground tour prior to the Newport County game (20/02/16)

Exeter City Football Club are offering special tours of their St James Park Stadium at 11am on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September 2016. The tours are part of Exeter City Council’s Heritage Weekend (8-11 September 2016) – an annual initiative that the Football Club has participated in for a number of years. The scheme [...]


Heritage event & talk : ‘Menageries, matches and murder: The early history of St James Park’

ECFC Players History

Come and share your Exeter City stories and memorabilia and learn a bit about the early history of St James Park. On Saturday 27 August 2016, ahead of the Portsmouth match, some of the team working on the Heritage Lottery Fund supported History of St James Park Project will be in the Grecian Centre to [...]


Remembering Arthur Nicholas Evans (1887-1916)

Arthur Evans, 1915

On 1st July 2016, Somme crosses were laid at St James Park for four former Grecians. Fred Bailey and Percy Worner were from Exeter. Evelyn Lintott was from the Home Counties. The fourth, Arthur Evans, was from Lancashire. Evans hailed from Horwich, a town situated midway between two of the clubs he played for, Manchester [...]


Somme Centenary: Fred Bailey and Evelyn Lintott

The World War I memorial at St James Park

One was a postal worker from Exmouth, a fine runner, the other a St Luke’s-trained schoolmaster with an illustrious football career behind him. Fred Bailey and Evelyn Lintott had played as amateurs for Exeter City. On 1 July 1916 both men were on the Western Front. Private Bailey, Wessex RAMC, would work a shift as a [...]


1901 Agreed as Club Formation Date


Heritage Event at St Sidwell’s on 25th June The Grecians were formed in 1901. That is the date that has been agreed by the Club and Trust boards after a period of consultation with supporters. Research has shown that it was after the 1900/1 season that St Sidwell’s United was formed. They played their first [...]


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