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

Current News

Oct 1, 2009 Many national papers have reported the return to Topsham of Dave and Hazel McCabe after their four-year world cruise in the converted trawler Rosa Ailither. See The Telegraph: Couple return from four year sailing honeymoon - with two year-old child among others (Google News).

Topsham Town Criers 2009July 28th: the appointment of our new town crier officially took office today. As covered in the E&E - Keith and Ben appointed town's new criers - Keith Smith has been appointed as the new town crier with Ben Turner as his deputy, replacing Jon Reed. The criers' duties include publicising charity and other events that happen throughout the town all year round, as well as special appearance at the town criers' procession and competition at the forthcoming Town Fair. Keith can be contacted at



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