This is the sixth book in the Postcards From Exeter series. The theme has originated from many requests received when giving a lecture entitled “Exeter From A To Z”.
The history of the city encapsulated into letters of the alphabet, each illustrated with a postcard, was a difficult task. It was impossible to place the cards in a chronological date order.
Several weeks have been spent deciding the most appropriate selection of the 26 letters – with sometimes two postcards needing to be chosen in order to fill the forty pages. Some buildings could not be omitted when completing Exeter’s history – such as the Cathedral and Guildhall. Others were simply discarded because of The Exeter Alphabet
Front cover: Nine scenes of Exeter, from left to right: Cathedral Nave; High Street; R.H. Blackmore memorial in Cathedral; Guildhall; Cathedral exterior; Bury Meadow; The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital; Northernhay Gardens; Fore Street. duplication of the same initial letter, such as the Catacomb and Roman Wall. My apologies to anyone who feels a particular subject should have been included.
The letters that became the most difficult to find an appropriate postcard for were, J, X, Y and Z and for these I have taken certain liberties. In most cases I have attempted to use rare or unusual postcards, some of which have not been previously published.