Talks, Trips & Events

The 2019 Annual Lunch will be held on Saturday 26th October, 1pm. Choice of 3 main courses & five delicious puds. Send the form to Pat. Closing date is 15th October.

Lunch booking form

We have talks in Autumn & Winter and trips in Spring & Summer each year. For further details see the current Contact magazine (via the Bookshop page).

2019 Talks & Trips

TALKS  – Assembly Rooms, Christchurch St West, Frome
All talks start at 2.30pm. Frome Society publications are on sale.
Non-Members £3 extra for outings or talks
TRIPS –   We are trialling a plan to provide two Departure Points.  The main Departure/Return point will be at the Cricket Club entrance, located on Rodden Road.  The Cricket Club offers a large parking area formerly called the Old Showfield, which will accommodate all members who wish to park their cars there before boarding the coach, please avoid parking next to the Pavilion.
We also pick up members at the Memorial Theatre on Christchurch Street West, at the Bus Stop Opposite to the Memorial Theatre, which will also be the returning drop-off point.  The advertised Coach Departure Time is for the Cricket Club, to which five minutes is added to determine the pick up time for the Memorial Theatre.

 Bookings to Pat Eames on 464464. Alt. for emergency use 07493 419398

Guests pay £3 supplement. Please mention any dietary needs when you book and remember you are responsible for your own insurance.


Monday 19th August – Devizes: Wharf Museum & Caen Hill Locks

A day to help us explore and understand the workings of the Kennet & Avon Canal in the Devizes area and we begin at the Wharf Museum.Here we shall have a talk and refreshments, (included), and take a stroll to the canal side. The coach will then take us to the town centre giving us an opportunity to explore the historic Market Square and surrounding little lanes with time enough to potter and have lunch before returning to the coach. We will be taken to the famous stretch of eleven locks which allow craft to ascend and descend Caen Hill and witness this engineering masterpiece as explained to us earlier in the Museum. There are magnificent views down the hill overlooking the flight of locks and way beyond towards Somerset and a short walk will take you to the Quayside for a drink or an ice cream before returning to Frome.

Departure from Cricket Club: 9.15am

Cost: £17.00 Numbers limited to 40

hone bookings from Tuesday 6th August

Thursday 5th September 2019 – Weymouth, Nothe Fort & Museum

Weymouth is one of the historic ports of England and is in two parts on either side of the River Wey.Weymouth itself has buildings and a town plan that go back to the Middle Ages and to the east is MelcombeRegis which became a favourite seaside town following the patronage of ‘mad King George III’. Peter Clark will talk about the history of the town on the coach. We begin at Nothe Fort that was built at the time of Napoleon III and in use until WW2 ended. If wished, there will be time for a coffee before our guided tour of the Fort. After a picnic or lunch at one of many outlets, we visit the Town Museum in Brewers Quay. After that we will have a walking tour of Melcombe Regis looking at buildings of architectural, historic and literary interest that will take us back to the coach that will be waiting for us at the railway station.

Departure from Cricket Club: 8.15am

Cost: £21.00

Phone bookings from: Thursday 15th August

Thursday 3rd October – Lawrences Auctioneers, Crewkerne

This is a return to Lawrences Auctioneers, where we shall be entertained by an excellent speaker, art expert Richard Kay, who has given memorable lectures to the Society over the years.On arrival we shall be offered coffee and biscuits, before Richard Kay gives us a talk on a Fine Arts topic. Richard is prepared to give valuations from a photograph of members’ favourite pictures but hopefully not everybody will take up this offer as time is limited! Then we shall have a two course lunch with wine or soft drinks and coffee and then are invited to look round the Auctioneers’ house and view the exhibits to go into the Sale the following day. We are due to leave Lawrences at 2.30pm when there will be time to look round the quaint old town of Crewkerne. The Museum and the Parish Church are both well worth a look and maybe have a cup of tea before our return journey.

Departure 8.45am from the Cricket Club

Cost of trip £36.00 which includes £25.00 for the included lunch and talk at Lawrences

Numbers limited to 40. Phone bookings from Wednesday 4th September 2019

TALKS  – Assembly Rooms, Christchurch St West, Frome
All talks start at 2.30pm. Frome Society publications are on sale.
Non-Members £3 extra for outings or talks
Talks will resume in the winter

[FSLS publications will be on sale before lecture]


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