Last chance to see Frome’s Casting the World Exhibition

There are just a few days left to see this extraordinary exhibition which tells the story of J.W. Singer & Sons and the iconic monuments and statues made in Frome.

The free exhibition by curator Sue Bucklow has been running from 29th June with last showing this Sunday (28th July) at unique local arts centre Rook Lane Chapel. The display is based on years of research and large-scale reproductions from the conserved Victorian glass plate negatives from the Singer’s archive.  This was preserved for Frome by Steve Francis and now being conserved by Frome Heritage Museum.

You might also have spotted a number of explanation boards around that town which highlight a number of important sites of historic significance. You can also follow Frome Town Council’s Singer’s Trail which is a self-guided walk that takes you on a journey of J.W.Singer & Sons Foundry. Pick up a trail from the Discover Frome Information Point or Frome Town Hall.

Frome Museum have a permeant exhibition of artefacts and memorabilia belonging to J. W. Singer and his family which can be seen all year.

Keep an eye out for upcoming exhibitions and events celebrating the life of John Webb Singer and the iconic sculptures, statues and civic works cast at J.W. Singer & Sons foundry in Frome as both Carnival and Christmas Parades are set to have a Singer’s theme.