TOPSHAM, Devon

Topsham is an attractive town on the Exe estuary, Devon, in England's Westcountry. Now part of Exeter, it nevertheless maintains a distinctive identity. Loved by its locals, and savoured by those who visit, Topsham offers river walks; wildlife; a Saturday morning market; many characterful shops, restaurants and inns; and quiet space to sit and watch the sailing boats go by. But while present-day Topsham is undoubtedly picturesque and has a rich historical heritage, it always has been a working town. Despite no longer being one of the great trading ports of Britain, it continues to have a very strong business and commercial life, with traditional maritime trades continuing alongside the modern and computerised. The site aims to support and encourage the current and future community, so that the history which awaits us may be just as interesting and rewarding.

Topsham - looking north from Quay

Topsham Heritage Year: August

The 14th century: the Town Charter

The Town Fayre

The culmination of the Topsham Heritage Year 2000 will be the Town Fayre, a week of celebrations including sporting activities, music, dancing, street entertainment and party, an international town crier's competition, a carnival procession and the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the granting of the Town Charter.

With:

Art Group Show

Town Fayre with lots of Medieval activities
Date:19th - 20th August

Medieval Market
Date:22nd August

Topsham Charter 700 years anniversary. Street Party and unveiling of the charter plaque

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