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The publication of this book was made possible through a grant from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and a generous loan from Frome Society for Local Study.


Working Memories, book cover

Working Memories is a collection of the memories of over 80 Frome people, recorded during 2009-2012, talking about their working lives, homes, social lives and the past industries of Frome. The stories in the book highlight the many changes Frome has undergone.


There are 144 pages and 330 illustrations in the book.




Over the counter - £10 from Hunting Raven Bookshop, Frome Museum and other local outlets or at Home in Frome events.


Order direct from Home in Frome - simply email us with your request.

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Frome Standard review of Working Memories


"...insights into Frome's very different and industrial past, the stories capture glimpses of housing conditions, shops, employment, markets and schools.


It illustrates local life in the decades since the 1930s, including wartime reminiscences, and shows the thriving social life which was based on the town's large employers."

Read the full review here

For more information, watch our two films about Working Memories.

The book launch

How we produced the book

Edited by Howard Vause (2012)

Edited by Trevor Biggs (2012)


-Our book!