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

Flooding - travel news

TRAVEL NEWS - updated 20th February
Note that there is currently extensive disruption to train services in the South-West, beyond the effects of the break in the coastal line at Dawlish. Mainline rail routes out of Exeter via Tiverton are still out of action; but trains from Exeter to London Paddington are now operating, . Check your journey if travelling to and from Exeter. See the official rail sites:

BUS/ROAD TRAVEL
Currently normal.

TOPSHAM
The Exeter Express & Echo has a number of reports of the flooding in Topsham due to the storm on the night of February 4th, when heavy rain, a spring tide, a storm surge, and a south-easterly wind, combined to raise waters to flood level.

Pictures and Video: Flooding in Topsham caused by strong winds and heavy rain.
"Blitz spirit" alive in Topsham after major flooding
The Goat Walk in Topsham destroyed by storms




Above images from JSBlog: see "It was a dark and stormy night" / The morning after / Goat Walk damage.

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