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

Nello's Longest Table

Nello's Longest Table Topsham. UK- 2010 from Dan Burton Photography on Vimeo.

This year's Nello's Longest Table - a charity event commemorating Topsham restaurateur Nello Ghezzo and in aid of the Topsham Community Association, FORCE, and the Shop Local campaign - was a resounding success, with no sign of the rain that slightly dampened the start of the 2008 event. Some 2000 people attended. From the organisers:

Thanks everyone for an absolutely amazing weekend! It couldn't have gone better. Truly Topsham at its best. Liz, Kim, Marc and the festival organizers.

Marc Millon has written an illustrated report: Nello's Longest Table -- a midsummer night's dream. See also the YouTtube channel for "Redquarry", who has uploaded some video clips of the Longest Table, as well as the band T5 playing on Topsham Quay on the previous evening.

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