Charity nets £14k from books on Exmouth's history

PUBLISHED: 12:30 10 July 2016

Jackie Heasman of Harbour News presents a cheque to Frances Longhurst of Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare, on behalf of author Ian Dowell. Picture by Nigel Walshaw.

Jackie Heasman of Harbour News presents a cheque to Frances Longhurst of Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare, on behalf of author Ian Dowell. Picture by Nigel Walshaw.

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A series of books on old Exmouth have now raised £14,000.

Ian Dowell’s Lost Treasures, the fourth in the series, was published at Easter.

Ian is fundraising for Exmouth & Lympstone Hospiscare and a cheque was presented on his behalf by Jackie Heasman, of Harbour News, one of 12 retailers selling the books without profit.

Hospiscare chairman Frances Longhurst said: “We are grateful to Ian for passing every penny of profit from the books to our charity.”

Lost Treasures is illustrated with many rare archive photographs and spotlights the five brickworks which played a major part in the town’s development.

There is a four-page section on Withycombe water mill and features on Exmouth’s old private schools and many of the country mansions and historic buildings that once adorned Exmouth and surrounding areas. It is priced at £4. 95.

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