History Blogs

The Boyle Cross

The Frome Almanac of 1869 notes events of local interest that have taken place during the preceding year. …

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Alice Seeley, Lady Harris

A plaque has been inaugurated at 3 Merchants Barton for Alice Seeley by the Frome Society for Local …

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Camille Claudel and the Singer’s Foundry: A Rodin Connection in Frome

I have been intrigued by this photograph of John Webb Singer and his family since I first came …

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Frome’s Cockey Lamps

Walking through Frome, you can spot a key sign of Frome’s past: the distinctive Cockey Lamps. Frome has …

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Frome’s Warm Welcome

As early as September 14th 1914 the Somerset Standard reports the arrival of the first Belgian refugees in …

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Poetry on the Millennium Green

We are lucky in having such an abundance of green spaces in Frome. One of those, only a …

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Thomas Bunn and his vision for Frome!

At the weekend, as the Frome Half Marathon runners swept down the hill into the market place, the …

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The Lions from Frome in Cape Town

With the arrival of a new bronze statue of a lion at Longleat recently, cast in the Western …

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