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 Tales

Topsham Tales... of trickery, tragedy and turbulence ... a film by Sara Vernon and Jan Rider.

"If you love Topsham, you will love these tales of poaching, the river, pubs and the characters who have, over the years, lived, loved and toiled here. Sales benefit the Estuary League of Friends and Topsham Museum. A wonderful gift for all those who truly love Topsham."

On sale from 22nd May 2010 at Estuary league of Friends Shop and Topsham Museum, £14.00

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