Postcards from Exeter

Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 15.14.15Dalrymple points out (from 7:35) that Exeter

was one of the most beautiful cities in England. It was badly damaged in the Second World War. One is moved almost to tears when one sees what it was before the war, and what has been done since.

Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 15.13.59Much of Exeter

could have been restored. But the will to do so was not only not there, the opposite will was there. It was as if the bombing of Exeter were not a catastrophe or a tragedy but a heaven-sent opportunity.

1 to 11, Sidwell Street

1 to 11, Sidwell Street. 1964

Paris Street bus station

Paris Street bus station

Rennes House

Rennes House

Council offices

Council offices

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Renslade House. 1971, G.W. Mills & Associates, Eric Levy & Partners,Stephenson Gills & Partners

Renslade House. 1971, G.W. Mills & Associates, Eric Levy & Partners, Stephenson Gills & Partners

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