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Notes and news — June 1976

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GLIAS trip to Exeter, 15 May

Twenty-six of us arrived in Exeter to be guided round the city by David Perrett and in spite of brief showers, were given an excellent tour. There was time enough to take in the sights and the constant click of shutters was evidence that the camera enthusiasts were having a field day.

The highlight of the tour was the visit to the Exeter Maritime Museum, after we had enjoyed a pleasant pub lunch. There were boats from all over the world, some looking a little out of place on dry land, others more at home in the harbour.

After the museum, the party split up, some to walk along the canal bank, the rest of us to revisit the city to take in more sights, Devon cream teas or 'scrumpy'. We all met again to catch the 18.25 back to London from St David's station. From the smiles and the chat, I think I can safely say that everyone had a very good day and I for one eagerly look forward to the next such trip.

Incidentally, for those on the party who were curious about the 'mystery object' it was a combined drill-stand and saw bench.

Finally we would like to thank David Perrett for his guided tour and David Thomas for organising the trip and making sure everything went smoothly. Peter & Georgina Skilton


Water Conduits The Inner London Archaeological Unit is seeking information on water conduits in its area (Westminster, Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Tower Hamlets). In particular the Unit would like to know of any old maps and plans. If you can help, please contact Elizabeth Platts, Finds Officer, ILAU, Imes House, 42 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8NW (242 6620).

Tram & Trolleybus Poles Bill Firth would like to know many poles which originally carried the overhead wires for trams are still in service as lamp standards. He suspects that many likely looking poles in fact date only from the trolleybus era when many of the original tram poles were replaced. Bill's at 49 Woodstock Avenue, NW11.

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