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A view of Topsham in 1996
A view of Topsham in 1996

Quite a few branches of my family tree originate in Topsham, Devon, a port a few miles down the River Exe from Exeter. The surnames concerned include OAK, BASS, TAPPER, NORMAN
 
Oak Slip Topsham 1996 (opposite the museum and the west end of Lower Shapter Street). The sign was erected at the request and expense of Phyllis Mary Oak Vick (married name Reed) another descendant of the Oak family of Topsham - click for larger image
Oak Slip Topsham 1996 (opposite the museum and the west end of Lower Shapter Street)
 
  White Street Topsham 1996 - click for larger image
White Street Topsham 1996
  Chapel Place Topsham 1996 - click for larger image
Chapel Place Topsham 1996
Oak Slip sign        
The sign was erected at the request and expense of Phyllis Mary Oak Vick (married name Reed, 1915-1999) another descendant of the Oak family of Topsham.   White Street Topsham 1996 - further up - click for larger image
and further up White Street
  St Margaret's Church Topsham - click for larger image
St Margaret's Church Topsham
A view from Oak Slip Topsham taken 1996 - click for larger image
A view from Oak Slip Topsham taken 1996

Location of Oak Slip on Google Earth

  Topsham in 1995 looking towards the motorway bridge - click for larger image
Topsham 1995, looking  up the Exe Estuary towards the motorway bridge.
  The Exe Estuary from Topsham 1995 - click for larger image
The Exe Estuary from Topsham 1995
Topsham Quay 1996 - click for larger image
Topsham Quay 1996
  Another pretty Topsham street I forget the name of. (1995/6) - click for larger image
Another pretty Topsham street I forget the name of. (1995/6).
However, (6 Jan 2005) Linda Staszynski, Adelaide South Australia, says:
  view along Follett Road taken in the late 1940s
A view along Follett Road taken in the late 1940s.On the left the three windows and door is no.7 where Tom and Lucy Tapper lived. Tapper's Yard is beyond that. Photo credit: Mark Rigby's Uncle John.
This I believe to be one of the Shapter Streets but I cannot remember if it's Higher or Lower. Photo 1995 - click for larger image
This I believe to be one of the Shapter Streets but I cannot remember if it's Higher or Lower. Photo 1995. (Update 24 Oct 2006: Derek Harper advises me that it is Higher Shapter Street)

More photos of Topsham by Derek Harper.

  "...when I looked at your 'photo's of Topsham and found one of a street that you couldn't remember the name. I am sure that it is North St, leading from Higher Shapter St, once known affectionately as Truckle Bed Alley, my father's family lived in the first house on the left past the green bush. It is a 3 story, very small house that I can remember well as a child. My granny Gliddon was one of 11 children and the house was always full of visitors."   Tappers Yard, a house in Follett Road, Topsham. Perhaps named after an ancestor of mine: James Tapper, blacksmith, who died in 1839. Photo 1995 - click for larger image
Tappers Yard, a new house in Follett Road, Topsham. Perhaps named after an ancestor of mine: James Tapper, blacksmith, who died in 1839. Photo 1995.
Photograph of Tappers Yard sign
         

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