250 firsts author to give talk at Exmouth Library
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An author of a book chronicling 250 historic ‘firsts’ people associated with Exmouth have made is set to give a talk.
Daphne Barnes-Phillips will be discussing her book 250 Years of Exmouth Firsts on Tuesday (February 18) at Exmouth Library from 7pm.
Some of the achievements will be well-known to Exmouth residents, while others mentioned in the book lived their whole lives without being celebrated.
It contains stories of Nancy Perriam, Exmouth's first female powder monkey - a role usually reserved for boys employed on a sailing ship to carry powder to the guns - who was born 251 years ago.
The book, which is Mrs Barnes-Phillips second published work sinced moving to Exmouth, also tells the tale Nicky Thomas, who became the first woman to command an RAF Tornado bomber.
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Tickets for the talk at the Exeter Road venue cost £2.50 including refreshments.
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