The Frome Society for Local Study was founded in
1958 by a number of 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.
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 80 titles of historic and local
interest, selling by post & online new titles and
Year Books
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.

To join the FSLS please
fill out a membership form,
click here
                   



A Bunn Column, one of a pair, are all that remains of Bunn's planned Crescent
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Clara Grant Plaque unveiling
On Friday 13 November 2015, the Frome Society for Local Study (FSLS) welcomed family and friends of Clara Grant, with representatives and pupils of Chapmanslade Primary School, Frome College and Oakfield Academy and members of FSLS to a virtual unveiling of a plaque to Clara Grant. Peter Clark, FSLS Chairman, thanked Jayne and Angus Hart for permission to install the plaque and introduced David Warburton who gave a speech referring to Clara Grant's importance as an innovative teacher, her founding of the Fern Street Settlement in Bromley by Bow in East London and her invention of 'farthing bundles' for which poor children could buy presents for a minimum sum. This scheme  continued after her death until 1984.
After admiring the plaque on 6 North Parade, Frome, It was a particular pleasure to be told by Diana Crossman, who had lived in  4, Willow Vale when she was a girl, how she had met Clara Grant when she returned to Frome in the 1940s and 1950s to visit her nine brothers and sisters. She had so impressed Diana that she, in her turn became a teacher.
The Frome Society for Local Study has installed thirteen plaques in memory of important buildings and people in Frome. They can be found in  the Frome Heritage Trail or on the FSLS website
www.fsls.org.uk
   Alastair MacLeay