Nostalgia: "Smokey Joe" in Exmouth Sessions on suspicion of Woodbury Common fires

PUBLISHED: 14:44 04 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:44 04 August 2017

Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944. Picture: Journal Archives

Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944. Picture: Journal Archives

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Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944.

Exmouth Journal, printed July 29, 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-2. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth Journal, printed July 29, 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-2. Picture: Journal Archives

Exmouth Petty Sessions heard how “Smokey Joe” roused suspicion over his unfailing presence on the occasions of a series of fires on Woodbury Common. “Smokey Joe” helped to the best of his ability to beat out the fires, and in some cases was paid for his labours.

Every week we bring you clippings taken from the Exmouth Journal, printed on this week in 1944.

Notice: From the Railway Executive Committee - Trained for Invasion - STAY AT HOME THIS SUMMER and leave the lines clear for tremendous tasks.

Wanted: Smart Lad wanted as Apprentice to printing and linotype - Exmouth Journal Office.

"Smokey Joe" at Exmouth Petty Sessions on suspicion of starting Woodbury Common fires. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-15. Picture: Journal Archives

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It's up to you! Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-12. Picture: Journal ArchivesIt's up to you! Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-12. Picture: Journal Archives

Exmouth and district Anglo-Russian council supporting the Red Army campaigns. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-9. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth and district Anglo-Russian council supporting the Red Army campaigns. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-9. Picture: Journal Archives

Exmouth weekly savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-8. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth weekly savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-8. Picture: Journal Archives

From the old to the new. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-13. Picture: Journal ArchivesFrom the old to the new. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-13. Picture: Journal Archives

Food facts. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-10. Picture: Journal ArchivesFood facts. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-10. Picture: Journal Archives

More food facts. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-11. Picture: Journal ArchivesMore food facts. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-11. Picture: Journal Archives

Swimming Gala today. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-6. Picture: Journal ArchivesSwimming Gala today. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-6. Picture: Journal Archives

Mock trial during Exmouth Youth Week. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-4. Picture: Journal ArchivesMock trial during Exmouth Youth Week. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-4. Picture: Journal Archives

Budleigh Salterton savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-7. Picture: Journal ArchivesBudleigh Salterton savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-7. Picture: Journal Archives

Smart Lad wanted as Apprentice at Exmouth Journal. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-5. Picture: Journal ArchivesSmart Lad wanted as Apprentice at Exmouth Journal. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-5. Picture: Journal Archives

Parish Hall events. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-3. Picture: Journal ArchivesParish Hall events. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-3. Picture: Journal Archives

We must salute the fighting forces. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-14. Picture: Journal ArchivesWe must salute the fighting forces. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-14. Picture: Journal Archives

Trained for invasion. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-16. Picture: Journal ArchivesTrained for invasion. Ref exe War Journals Nost 29-7-1944-16. Picture: Journal Archives

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