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A reminder of days gone by

Scroll down to see the many clubs who once trod our pastures

With the new season just under a month away, I have been again asked by many of our older players to recall the many clubs that are no longer with us. I have tried only to list clubs that have gone out of existence, but of course we also have many clubs who have moved on to higher pastures but not listed here.
As a league we have actually gained in numbers this season, but I am sure many of you would appreciate another look back at our former teams. Two thirds are clubs that were within the City boundary, and listed first.

FORMER CITY TEAMS grouped alphabetically

Binford Rovers, Bodley Bros, British Rail, Buddle Estate, Burnthouse Lane,
Centrax, Centre United, Coaver, Commercial Union Assurance Company, Crescent, Cross Park,
Devon & Exeter Butchers, Devon Constabulary, Devon Mental Hospital, Devon Motel, Dolphin United,
Elmfield, Eurotech, Exeter Argyle, Exeter City Reserves, Exeter City Colts, Exeter Arms, Exeter Athletic, Exeter Bohemians, Exeter City Police, Exeter College, Exeter Community Centre, Exeter Falcons, Exeter Gas Company, Exeter Greyhound, Exeter Post Office, Exeter Technical College, Exeter YMCA,
Flying Horse, Friernhay,
Gardeners Arms, Garton & King, Green Gables, Groom United,
Heavitree & Wonford USC, Hodges United, Houghtons Old Stars,
Jolly Porter,
Kings Arms,
Lamb Inn United, London & Manchester, Longbrook Rovers,
Medical Sickness Society, Met Office, Mint,
N.A.L.G.O, Newtown Pegasus,
Parks Utd (Glenbrooke), Pelican Rovers, Peryam United, Phoenix Club, Pinbrook,
Queens Head,
Redburn United, Rediffusion, Rougement, Rowe Bros,
Shakespeare, St Davids, St Leonards, St Loyes, St Marks, St Nicholas, St Thomas, Stoke Rovers, S.W.E.B, S.W.G.B, Sylvans,
Tap & Barrel, Team 2000,
UAU Exeter,
Victoria Park,
Walronds Rangers, Waltons, Wheatons Sports Club, Whipton Saints, Willeys Social Club, Windsor United, Wonford

We have also had many small town and village sides within our League sadly no longer with us and you may be puzzled that some Village teams ever had a side but I have logged more than 50 such teams below who sadly no longer exist or are now in other Leagues.

TEAMS OUTSIDE EXETER logged alphabetically

Black Torrington, Brampford Speke, Branscombe, Bratton Clovelly, Bridford, Broadhembury,
Chawleigh, Cheriton Bishop, Christow, Clyst Hydon, Clyst Rovers, Clyst St George, Colaton Raleigh, Coleridge, Copplestone, Culmstock,
Dalwood, Devon Valley Mill, Drewsteignton, Dulverton, Dunsford,
Escot Rovers, Exbourne, Exton,
Follygate & Inwardleigh, Fordton United,
Gittisham United,
Halberton, High Bickington,
Kenton, Killerton, Kilmington,
Newton Poppleford, Northlew,
Payhembury, Poughill, Puddington,
Rewe, Rockbeare,
Sidbury United, Shobrooke, Southleigh Rovers, Stoke Canon,
Taw Valley,
Uffculme, Upton Pyne,
West Hill United, Whimple/Whiteways, Whitestone, Withycombe, Woodbury Salterton,

Saturday 24th July 2021