Exeter, in south west England, is the county-town of Devon. It is a city that people often assume has always been ‘White Anglo-Saxon’. Our team of community researchers discovered that this is only partly true.
Since its beginning in Roman times, through Saxon and Viking invaders, Medieval Jews, ‘aliens’ (an historic word for ‘foreigner’), enslaved Africans and the twentieth century Windrush Generation, Exeter has been, and continues to be, a strongly multicultural city.
Explore the Timeline to learn more about the people and groups who have lived, worked or passed through the city during its history.
Today, Exeter is home to a thriving multicultural population comprised of a wide range of different communities of people with diverse cultural, national and faith backgrounds.
In 2012-13, Telling Our Stories interviewed some of them about their memories, their stories, and their experiences of coming to and living in Exeter.
Explore the Stories tab to hear their voices.