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 Town Fayre 2009


The committee has produced a great programme with lots of fun for everyone. Alderman Evans sheep herding is an excellent addition to the proceedings!

More could be made of Fore Street on carnival day !

It used to be a lot busier (ten years or so ago). Anyone is welcome - and encouraged - to come and set up a street stall in the afternoon of Carnival Day, but this use has dwindled over the years. Limited budget is also an issue: street entertainers, for instance, are expensive to hire.

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