Talks 2018-19

15 November 2018 – The Oboussier Lecture
Roman Topsham
by Dr John P Salvatore
Dr Salvatore was a Senior Archaeologist with Exeter Archaeology and worked on the major excavations on the major Roman legionary sites in Exeter from 1972 to 1982. He is now an independent heritage consultant.

Our talks secretary resigned eighteen months ago, and the Society has not been able to find anyone to take on the role. The Committee feels that it should concentrate its resources at present on responding to planning applications, etc.

Consequently there will be no evening talk in September and October.

If there is a member (or members) out there who would be willing to take on organising speakers for the talks we would be very pleased to hear from you – contact myself, José Northey or any committee member. Don’t feel that you have to be brimful of ideas to start with – we have a list of potential speakers and topics, and previous Talks Secretaries have also said that they will be happy to help out with ideas and processes.


Informative walking tours of the town are run by Topsham Society guides every Wednesday and Saturday from May to September. These free tours start from Holman Way Car Park at 2pm, with no booking necessary. You can download the Walks flyer here.
Call Gill Yates on 01392 875276 for group bookings.

Planning Group

The Society’s committee includes a Planning Group. This group of local residents and co-opted experts, including architects and environmental consultants, regularly scrutinises Exeter City Council planning applications for matters of concern to Topsham and responds accordingly.