The Exeter City History Group was established in April 2015, following an open forum held with fans. The Committee consists of Trustees Paul Farley and Martin Weiler alongside Gabriella Giannachi and Will Barrett (University of Exeter), Brian Carpenter (Devon Heritage Centre) and Lewis Jones (volunteer), Alison Styles and Aidan Hamilton.
The Group works with the University of Exeter on the Grecian Archive and the Grecian Voices projects. Click on the logo below to explore City’s history.
Arnold Mitchell’s family sharing Arnold’s collection
The committee reports to the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust Community Group (chaired by Paul Farley). Its aims include:
Setting up a Former Players Association (this was launched on 20 July 2015)
Establishing and maintaining an A-Z of players
Depositing archives with the SW Heritage Centre
Creating a museum at the ground
Having a strong history web site to ensure open access to our records and other materials
Importance of good listing and indexing of information we hold
Learn from exemplar Clubs, e.g. Everton and Aston Villa
Encourage people to donate or loan their archives, memorabilia etc
Explore how to build good links with local schools (e.g. stadium tours)
Importance of strong visual presentation of our history (photographs and film). Collect a team photo for every season
Collecting oral history – e.g. supporters, players, staff, reserves and apprentices
The Exeter City History Group is delighted to announce that a new short film showcasing the Grecians Remember project has been launched and is now available to view.
Earlier this year the project, led by the University of Exeter, funded six workshops where former players, senior supporters and others connected to the Club shared their memories of Exeter City.
Now some of the highlights have been brought together in a short film which was premiered at the Grecian Groups Forum on Monday. A longer version is also at the production stage and a number of digital shorts will be made available.