Town Walks

Alastair MacLeay, Janet Millar and Cliff Bawden made the decision in late 2021 to ‘stand down’ from their involvement in the Frome Society Town Walks.  The trio, with others, have done a sterling job, having organised the walks for nearly twenty years, after the late Derek Gill retired.  Everyone at FSLS therefore sends heartfelt thanks for all the effort they have put in over this period, showing people around Frome and thereby allowing them to learn more about its history and buildings.

Although an end of an era, it is not, however, the end of FSLS walks.  In 2018 David Lassman and Lisa Kenwright answered a request from Frome Town Council to train as walking guides.  The intention was to then create and lead walks covering various aspects of Frome’s illustrious past.  Over the past three years care was taken to ensure that FTC walks did not clash with FSLS walks – with timings or content.

The 2022 ‘season’ of walks – including old favourites such as ‘Saxon Frome’ and ‘Frome at War’ along  and full details will be available on the ‘Discover Frome’ website and ‘Frome Guided Walks’ facebook page.

FROME FESTIVAL 2022

https://fromefestival.co.uk/

Sunday 3rd July – 14:30 – 16:00 – FROME TOWN WALK

The intention is to merge the content of the FSLS walks into the FTC walks.  This will, therefore, create an even more informative and enjoyable introduction into Frome’s history.  This Frome Festival walk   will, however, continue to be run under the FSLS banner, led by David and Lisa, continuing to keep the Society’s profile raised during this prestigious event.   This walk is designed to give an overview and understanding of the town’s development throughout its 1300+ history; from its founding in 685AD by St Aldhelm, through its heyday as a major centre of the wool trade, and on into the industrial age and the more recent past.  This walk will also include many listed buildings with their broad range of religious and vernacular architecture and will include some steep hills.  All proceeds go to the Frome Festival.

Starting at Black Swan Round Tower/£5/FF Event 310

Sunday 3rd July 2022  – 17:00 to 18:30  CELEBRATED WOMEN OF FROME WALK – NORTH

To coincide with the exhibition currently running at Frome Museum, this ninety-minute walk will take in places on the north side of town associated with several of the ‘Celebrated Women of Frome’.  These include Christina Rossetti, Clara Grant, Alice Seeley, Betty Trash and Emma Sheppard, along with one time Frome MP Mavis Tate and the ‘Badger Lady’ Eunice Overend.  The walk is led by David and Lisa, the former also being the curator of the exhibition.  This is a companion walk to ‘Celebrated Women of Frome – South’, which should be booked separately.

Starting at the Cheese & Grain/£6/FF Event 311

Tuesday 5th July 2022  – 10:30 to 12:00  CELEBRATED WOMEN OF FROME WALK – SOUTH

To coincide with the exhibition currently running at Frome Museum, this ninety-minute walk will take in places on the south side of town associated with several of the ‘Celebrated Women of Frome’.  These include Elizabeth Rowe, Eva Ewes, Lady Harris, Mary Baily and Emma Sheppard.  The walk is led by David and Lisa, the former also being the curator of the exhibition.  This is a companion walk to ‘Celebrated Women of Frome – North’, which should be booked separately.

Starting at The Silk Mill/£6/FF Event 504

Wednesday 6th July 2022  – 11:00 to 12:30  CELEBRATED WOMEN OF FROME WALK – NORTH

As on Sunday 3rd July.

Starting at the Cheese & Grain/£6/FF Event 604

Thursday 7th July 2022  – 18:00 to 19:30  CELEBRATED WOMEN OF FROME WALK – SOUTH

As on Tuesday 5th July.

Starting at The Silk Mill/£6/FF Event 709

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