Topsham Charter Day

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Topsham Charter Day

What a day we’ll have on Saturday 27th August!
Topsham Charter Day Programme

Charter Day opens with a procession from Matthews Hall to St Margaret’s Church led by the Exmouth Shanty Men. All sailors, fishermen/women, pirates, boat/ship builders, mermaids, in fact anyone please join in!

Welcoming ceremony on St Margaret’s Church Green and sing-song led by the Shanty Men, followed by a peal of bells from St Margaret’s Bell Ringers.

2.00 – 5.00pm
Street Market in Fore Street and on the Quay. Come and be tempted!

Timings for Groups and Activities.

Mummers Play by Estuary Players
2.40pm – Salutation Inn
3.20pm – The Globe
4.00pm – The Museum

Exmouth Shanty Men.
Will entertain 1. On the Quay
2. In Fore Street at The Salutation
3. At the Passage Inn

Punch and Judy on St Margaret’s Green.
Shows at 2.45pm and 4.00pm.

Rear of St Margaret’s Church.
Relax with a cup of tea or coffee and cake!

Main body of St Margaret’s Church
View a painting Fish and Ships by a local artist, Jane Cope.
Admire mosaic fish made by local children under the guidance of local mosaic artist, Alison Hepburn.
The display mirrors the effects of global warming and the concerns of our community.

Other Activities, to name a few.
Face painting, Catch a fish, Children’s archery,
and other games.
Try your luck at the Coconut Shy.
Meet Colin, the wandering stilt walker and
Vinny, the amazing juggler.

Read about the history of boat/ship building,
fishing and other occupations in Topsham on our story boards in Fore Street. Here you will also meet many local characters.

Topsham Museum: Cream teas and activities.

Matthews Hall: Saturday market 8.30am – 1.00pm.

Evening: 7.00pm to 10.00pm.
Kick off your shoes and enjoy music from the Sultans!

This is our 5th Charter Day when we celebrate Topsham receiving its Charter in August 1300’
In recognising the importance of our Estuary town came the right to hold an annual fayre and street market.

Due to COVID we were unable to celebrate Charter Day in 2020. We are aware of the need to continue to act safely and respect the advice given us by all those who have worked so hard during these testing times.
There will be sanitising stations at each end of Fore Street, at the top of St Margaret’s Steps from Underway and on the Quay.

We hope you enjoy your day as we respect each other’s space!

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