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Grape harvest delayed in Topsham and other news

07:00 10 October 2012


Pebblebed Vineyards’ grape harvest has been delayed again. Read this and more.

GRAPE HOLDUP: Pebblebed Vineyards’ grape harvest has been delayed again.

It is now due to take place this Sunday (October 7), with people invited to go along to the Clyst St George vineyard, pick some grapes and explore the facility.

The event is still subject to change, so visit to confirm before visiting.


RIVER FACTS: The latest talk organised by the Topsham Community Association is being held at Matthews Hall.

It will be given by retired Exeter City Council river and canal manager Jack Nott, and takes place on October 11 at 7.30pm.

The talk should last for around an hour, including time for questions.

Tickets for the event cost £2.50 each, and will be available on the door and from Topsham Bookshop, with money raised going towards the maintenance of Matthews Hall.


MOORE RECITAL: An evening of music from the organist emeritus of York Minster is taking place in Topsham.

Philip Moore will be performing a recital at St Margaret’s Church on October 20 at 7.30pm.

Admission will be by programme on the door, costing £5.


SANTA DASH: The Mark Marshall Youth Fund is looking for volunteers to take part in a Christmas Santa Dash in Exeter.

The event, being organised by Exeter City Football Club on December 29, will see entrants dashing from the Guildhall to City’s St James’s Park ground, where they can watch the team take on Barnet.

Entrants on behalf of the fund, set up in memory of former Topsham PCSO Marshall, will split their sponsorship 50/50 between the fund and the football club’s Community Trust.

For more information on the event, call 07827 871723 or email


EXTENSION BID: Plans have been submitted to modify a Topsham home.

The plan is to build a ground-floor extension, along with replacement first and second-floor extensions, at 5 St Margarets Terrace.

Exeter City Council will now consider the application.


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