About the Author:
Born in Yorkshire, David Cornforth was brought up in Windsor, and moved to Devon in 1974, where he has remained. He has worked with computers, and ran his own business producing resources on CD rom for schools. His love of local history was kindled by his research for his school resources. David was an Adult Basic Skills Maths tutor for 12 years. In 2004 he started the well known local website Exeter Memories, which has given him the chance to research many aspects of the city’s past, including many of its public houses, and to give talks on the city. He has collected a large collection of historic photographs of the city, theatre programmes and other memorabilia.