The Exeter Blitz of 1942 by Richard Parker

Richard Parker is a freelance historic buildings archaeologist and consultant, specialising in recording and interpreting buildings of all periods, and producing researched, archaeologically-informed reconstruction drawings. For the past thirty years he has recorded a range of buildings and produced reports and illustrations for many different clients including The National Trust, Exeter Cathedral, The University of Cambridge, The University of Exeter, Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, also many museums and local authorities. He delivers lectures and talks and gives tours and conference presentations for the public and for specialist audiences. Richard is widely-published in archaeological journals and academic monographs and is an active committee member of the Devon Buildings Group and a trustee of the Exeter Historic Buildings Trust. 

In this talk, Richard examines how the architectural character of one of Europe’s most attractive historic cities was fundamentally changed by the disastrous Exeter Blitz of 1942. The talk describes some of the treasures that were lost, and how the city attempted to rebuild the city in a style which reflected the best of its past – an attempt perhaps met with only a degree of success and which is possibly still ongoing.

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