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

This site

This site was originally set up as topsham.org was set up in 1999 by Anthony Knee, but since 2002 Anthony has handled only the hosting infrastructure, and all day-to-day editing has been done by Ray Girvan.

Due to service problems with the original domain, with some regret I have decided to permanently move the site to topsham.org.uk, whose service is guaranteed by a major provider.

It is ultimately a personal site, but has acquired a de facto status as Topsham's official website by its long and close cooperation with local event organisers and Topsham's major community organisations such as the Topsham Association and Topsham Museum.

- Ray

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