What a year 2020 was! Love Topsham's plans of Spring Forward Saturday and picnics in the park were scuppered by a global pandemic ... but we didn't let that stop us bringing fun, shopping opportunities, community events and music to the streets while we queued safely to shop. Here's a look back on a year no one will forget!
Take a walk around Topsham's churches Most visitors to Topsham - and residents for that matter - have an affection for St Margaret’s Church, which has dramatic views over the Exe estuary, As important to many is the fact that it stands on the oldest site of Christian worship in Topsham. There may have been a very early Christian building in the old village and we do know that a parcel of land was granted by Athelstan, King of the Anglo-Saxons, to the monastery church of St Peter and St [...]
Sculptor Brendan Rawlings is displaying his latest work – The Angel of the South – outside St Margaret’s Church in Fore Street. This incredible piece of work made from driftwood is in situ until January 2021. We are absolutely delighted to help showcase such a talented local artist, whilst creating another attraction for Topsham this year that’s Covid-safe. Click here to see more of Brendan’s work at Zen Wood Design but do come down and see this gem for yourself in Topsham.
Regardless of the challenges of 2020, Topsham still has a christmas programme that's fun, upbeat and above all Covid-safe. From competitions to live music, local hampers to choose from and gift vouchers, there's plenty to keep us all busy and shopping in town - even if it's from our sofa! Please do visit our Christmas pages to find out more.
Regardless of the news at the moment, we are celebrating – in particular this month, our business supporters who are not operating conventional shops. They may be coaches or therapists, tradesmen, part-time enterprises, some running businesses from home offices or using public spaces. However they operate, we salute you! Click here to read on.
The Student’s Guide to Topsham Studying in Exeter - it’s a great city isn’t it? But let’s be honest, you’ll want to experience more than the life of bars, shops and clubs. By far the most fashionable part of Exeter is Topsham, which is an easy bike ride along the canal or just a few minutes by bus or train from Exeter Central and St David’s (your nearest stations to the University and Exeter College). It’s got a fabulous selection of all type of indie shops. If you're on a [...]
A warm welcome to everyone as we approach autumn, with thoughts of the new school term and even Christmas starting to come into focus. It’s also a time when we hope the community continues to work together as we move into cooler weather and unfortunately more Covid-related disruption. Please click here to discover how we are supporting the town and residents to navigate the months ahead.
Whatever the time of year, there’s plenty to enjoy in Topsham - a place where an enthusiastic community of residents, local groups and traders are showing that the new normal can be really rather special, and safe. And if you want to see exactly how special it is, check the guides and latest news on www.lovetopsham.co.uk. The most obvious new feature in town is the Topsham Bunting. It’s previously been reserved only for our Charter Day celebration but as the days shorten so we hope the flags and pendants will keep [...]
The Cyclist’s Guide to Topsham When it comes to Topsham - visiting, exploring or just passing through - cycling is the only way to travel, come rain or shine. This must be Devon's most cycle-friendly destination. If you ride from Exeter, just four miles away, follow the signs to pick up South Coast National Cycle Network Route 2 - one of the prettiest such routes in the country, and soon leading you along the side of Exeter Canal towards Topsham. You can park up as you enter the town on [...]
The Foodie's Guide to Topsham What’s it going to be - a local hand-crimped pasty or a genuine Portuguese chorizo sandwich? Perhaps a burger made of melt-in-the-mouth smoked beef or a vegan galette hot from the griddle? You get the message, we’re sure: Topsham is a paradise for food lovers, whether it’s to buy for later, to eat-in now when restrictions allow, or to takeaway and munch whilst overlooking the estuary. It’s under half an hour from Exeter or Exmouth by train or bus – and as soon as you [...]