The Frome Society for Local Study was founded in 1958 by a number of Frome townspeople who realised there was a need to make the history of Frome and the district better known, and to preserve its historic buildings and records. See the Civic Society pages to explore our work & our Planning Panel.

We have a wide range of fascinating books about the town and surrounding
villages, plus old maps & our own Yearbooks.

Following the recent Government announcements about being careful with the new covid variant spreading fast and the guidelines for attending large gatherings the Frome Society are anxious to avoid large gatherings at the Assembly Rooms, over 120 people attended the lecture on Saturday 4th December 2021 and we feel this was a dangerously high number.

The lectures on Saturdays 22nd January and 5th February 2022 will be on Zoom only.  At the moment it is difficult to predict lecture arrangements for Saturday 19th February and for the two lectures in March but it is likely that we will continue to ask those on Zoom to watch from the safety of their homes to leave the Assembly Rooms safer for those who want to attend.

Currently, the Frome Society for Local Study is actively involved in:

  •   An annual programme of winter lectures.
  •   An annual programme of summer visits to places of interest.
  •  Continuing its wide range of research, donations, and publications.
Chair: Sara Morris
Vice-Chair: Mike Hobbs

see more details on the ‘contact‘ page.

The latest ‘Contact’ magazine is downloadable on the Bookshop page.

In the past. Frome Society for Local Study has:

*   Helped to establish and run Frome Museum.
*   Gathered and safeguarded information on Frome’s history.
*   Played a leading role in conserving historic buildings, including Marston House.
*   Given donations to many local projects.
*   Given financial assistance for research.
*   Purchased and repaired important relics.
*   Provided plaques to mark buildings of interest.
*   Helped to set up Frome Town Twinning.

*   Published over 100 titles of historic and local interest, including 24 Year Books.

To join the FSLS please fill out a membership form,  FSLS Membership Form

Alternatively please email membership@fsls.org.uk or write to the Membership Secretary, Liz Corfield, c/o Frome Museum, Frome BA11 1AT.