The group was established to promote interest in the history of Topsham and its environs and to encourage members who wish to carry out their own research into aspects of local history.
The winter/spring programme of meetings takes place in the afternoon of the first or second Thursday of the month in Topsham when talks are given by external speakers on historical topics.
The summer/autumn programme includes trips to places of historic interest that are often not readily accessible by individual visitors. These trips are also arranged on a monthly basis, but the exact day and time within the month vary depending on the destination. There may be an admission charge for some visits.