Nostalgia: Exmouth’s tribute to the Merchant Navy

PUBLISHED: 15:31 15 September 2017

Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-1. Picture: Journal Archives

Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-1. Picture: Journal Archives

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From the War Journals: Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944.

Exmouth Journal, printed September 9, 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-2. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth Journal, printed September 9, 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-2. Picture: Journal Archives

Hopes are high that by tonight a “handsome sum will have been raised” in aid of King George’s fund for sailors following Exmouth’s Merchant Navy Week.

Captain Kenneth Perrott, Royal Marines, of Exmouth, has been awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished conduct in connection with the landings in Normandy.

Town Topics: “Not even the most supreme optimist could have imagined such a vast and speedy rout of the Hunnish hordes.”

Wanted: Elderly lady (semi invalid) requires bed-sitting attendance.

Exmouth's Merchant Navy Week. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-3. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth's Merchant Navy Week. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-3. Picture: Journal Archives

For Sale: £4500 Important freehold business premises situated in the centre of the main shopping streets of Exmouth.

Advert: Burnside Guest House, Withycombe. Open to Non-residents for luncheons and teas.

More: Each week we bring you clippings taken from the Journal, printed on this week in 1944. To see more from the War Journal archives, join our Facebook nostalgia group, Devon Memories.

Fun!! Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-4. Picture: Journal ArchivesFun!! Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-4. Picture: Journal Archives

Garden show opened by Dowager Countess of Devon. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-5. Picture: Journal ArchivesGarden show opened by Dowager Countess of Devon. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-5. Picture: Journal Archives

"I've been expecting you," says shopbreaking suspect. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-6. Picture: Journal Archives

Ball at The Pavilion for Merchant Navy Week. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-7. Picture: Journal ArchivesBall at The Pavilion for Merchant Navy Week. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-7. Picture: Journal Archives

Wanted and for sale. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-8. Picture: Journal ArchivesWanted and for sale. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-8. Picture: Journal Archives

Military Cross for Exmouth Royal Marine. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-9. Picture: Journal ArchivesMilitary Cross for Exmouth Royal Marine. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-9. Picture: Journal Archives

Town Topics. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-10. Picture: Journal ArchivesTown Topics. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-10. Picture: Journal Archives

Town Topics (Contd). Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-11. Picture: Journal ArchivesTown Topics (Contd). Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-11. Picture: Journal Archives

Killed in action. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-12. Picture: Journal ArchivesKilled in action. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-12. Picture: Journal Archives

11 year-old steals money to buy toy plane. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-13. Picture: Journal Archives11 year-old steals money to buy toy plane. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-13. Picture: Journal Archives

11 year-old steals money to buy toy plane (contd). Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-14. Picture: Journal Archives11 year-old steals money to buy toy plane (contd). Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-14. Picture: Journal Archives

Exmouth WI raise £21 5s for Merchant Navy Week. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-15. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth WI raise £21 5s for Merchant Navy Week. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-15. Picture: Journal Archives

Sow for Victory. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-16. Picture: Journal ArchivesSow for Victory. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-16. Picture: Journal Archives

£2 fine for stealing apples. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-17. Picture: Journal Archives£2 fine for stealing apples. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-17. Picture: Journal Archives

£2 fine for stealing apples (contd). Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-18. Picture: Journal Archives£2 fine for stealing apples (contd). Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-18. Picture: Journal Archives

£2 fine for stealing apples (contd). Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-19. Picture: Journal Archives£2 fine for stealing apples (contd). Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-19. Picture: Journal Archives

Wools of Budleigh. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-20. Picture: Journal ArchivesWools of Budleigh. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-20. Picture: Journal Archives

Luncheons and Teas at Burnside guest house. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-21. Picture: Journal ArchivesLuncheons and Teas at Burnside guest house. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-21. Picture: Journal Archives

Bowls results. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-22. Picture: Journal ArchivesBowls results. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-22. Picture: Journal Archives

Exmouth and Budleigh savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-23. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth and Budleigh savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-23. Picture: Journal Archives

Night Must Fall. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-24. Picture: Journal ArchivesNight Must Fall. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-24. Picture: Journal Archives

Blackout breach. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-25. Picture: Journal ArchivesBlackout breach. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-25. Picture: Journal Archives

Furry Dance led by Sir Westcott and Lady Abell. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-26. Picture: Journal ArchivesFurry Dance led by Sir Westcott and Lady Abell. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-26. Picture: Journal Archives

... and the Home Guard. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-27. Picture: Journal Archives... and the Home Guard. Ref exe War Journals Nost 9-9-1944-27. Picture: Journal Archives

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