Why join?

If you are interested in:
*   Archaeology,
*   Architecture,
*   Frome,
*   Geology,
*   Historic houses and gardens,
*   Local history,
*   Natural History

then Frome Society for Local Study has something to offer you.

If you join the Frome Society for Local Study, you  automatically become a member  of the Frome and District Civic Society as well.
Frome Society for Local Study is a Registered Charity No.292340
Annual Subscriptions for 2017:
you may download amembership form here & an email address would be very welcome from all members who have one
Single Membership:£ 10.00
Joint Membership: £ 15.00
Life Membership Single: £100.00
Life Membership Joint:  £150.00
Cheque Payments All cheques should be made out to “Frome Society” or “F.S.L.S.”
Membership Secretary: Janet Howard, 4 Styles Hill, Frome BA11 5JQ
Subscriptions Subscriptions are due on 1st January each year.
The Membership Secretary sends a large number of reminders and makes many telephone calls about unpaid subscriptions each year. Please help to reduce these by paying your subscription as soon as possible, also a standing order is available on the membership form.

The Frome Society for Local Study membership list is currently full. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list then please either email info@fsls.org.uk or write to the Membership Secretary at 4 Styles Hill, Frome BA11 5JQ.

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Woad To This

‘All the labouring men, women and children at Frome as deeply tinged
as ancient Britons with dark blue with the manufacture of cloth.’
Reverend Richard Warner, 1802

Carolyn Griffiths has spent more than four years researching the cloth and dye trades of Frome following the discovery of 18th century dye recipe books from Wallbridge and Welshmill held by the Bath Reference Library and The National Archives. The result is a book that spans the woad and cloth trade of Frome from a fulling mill lease of 1333 until the start of the industrial revolution.

This beautifully illustrated, 8 ½ x 11in book of 280 pages, would make a wonderful present for anyone interested in the town, the social and industrial history of the cloth trade, or textiles.

£28.50 inc UK P&P ISBN 978-09930605-5-7

You can it purchase via our Bookshop

Woad

 

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Latest news

The new Yearbook 20 will be available in autumn 2017.

Click to read Contact Spring/Summer 2017.

 

 

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Latest News

New Yearbook 18 just released, and do see the Historypin pages, where we have over 20,000 views

Click to read all about us: Contact Magazine  Contact Autumn Winter 2015-16
Read about the last 50 odd years:F.S.L.S. History a short history of the society
Search all the Year Books with this free download: Index of Year Books
You can sign up with this download:  Membership Leaflet with Standing Order

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