Exmouth war walks start up again

PUBLISHED: 13:51 13 June 2011

An Exmouth historian is once again running guided ‘war walks’ of the town this summer.

Arthur Cook, of Henrietta Place, is author of Exmouth at War, the most definitive work ever produced on the town during the Second World War and began his new season of tours yesterday (May 25).

The talks will be running from Wednesday, May 25, to Sunday October 2 and held on Wednesdays and Sundays leaving from the Imperial Hotel at 11am and 3pm, on fine days only and finishing at the war memorial.

The walks have also been included as part of the Exmouth Festival programme this year.

The one-hour walks cost £4 and £1 per child – who must be accompanied - and the talks are also designed to cover the home front topics in the key stage two national curriculum

He said: “I will once again be guiding tourists and local residents this year on my war walks and talks this year as they proved so popular last year.”

He added that the walks are intended to complement his book and cover evacuees and children’s lives, anti-invasion defences, the civil defence and the bombings.

Arthur will specifically look at how the shape of the town has changed over the years, due to the direct effect of the bombings 70 years ago.

For more information call Arthur on: 07773 160739.

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