‘the happiest I’ve ever been’ – Exeter Plaque

During the years I’ve lived in Exeter I’ve had many occasion to walk along Blackall Road, and this plaque makes me smile every time. I’d love to know the story behind these words, and yet at the same moment I fear this might take away the mystery and diminish its appeal. However, I’m grateful to whoever wrote these words and took the trouble to have them fixed to the wall; so many memorial inscriptions and commemorative plaques ask us to remember deaths and tragedies – it’s rare that someone invites us to share in a happy memory, even if one senses here a tinge of the bittersweet.

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