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Photo Album Seven

MISCELLANEOUS
A mixture of interesting items concerning the Frome area.
 

TOWN BRIDGE PLAQUE
This carved stone was originally set in the Town Bridge when it was built in 1662.


 

FROME MOTTO
The motto 'Time Trieth Troth' is from the Hungerford family. They were major landowners locally in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It means 'time will tell how trustworthy you are'.



FROME WORKHOUSE
In the 1830's Frome had a workhouse built to comply with the Poor Law. It was built at the top of Weymouth Road and only the very poor, orphans or unemployed were admitted.


 

THE TRAMPS QUARTERS
In 1837, a new regulation was introduced which required food and a night's shelter to be given to any destitute person in case of 'sudden or urgent necessity' in return of them performing a task of work.



THOMAS BUNN
Thomas Bunn had formal training as a lawyer and often gave free legal advice to those unable to afford his services. He had lots of plans for the town but few were realised and he is buried in the churchyard of Christchurch which he regularly attended.


 

DROVERS' GOLD
Frome is a popular choice for filming many period costume dramas. Catherine Hill was chosen for the BBC production of Harvest Moon, renamed Drovers' Gold, which tells the story of the Welsh cattle drivers, their adventures and their running feud with the evil landowner of their tenanted farms.



MEMORIAL AT ST JOHN'S CHURCH
On the wall in St John's Church is a list of those brave men who fought and died in the First World War.


 

FROME MEMORIAL THEATRE
There are several plaques in the theatre foyer commemorating those who died during the war.



MEMORIAL TO THE FALLEN IN WW1
Another memorial plaque in the Memorial Theatre Foyer.


 

ADOPTION OF HMS THUNDERBOLT
This plaque was given to the people of Frome who adopted the submarine HMS Thunderbolt. It was rebuilt from the wreckage of HMS Thetis but was eventually lost with all hands off the coast of Sicily in 1943.




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