Formation of a Temperance Organisation in Frome.

Steve Chapman has transcribed an account of the Formation of a temperance organisation in Frome, Somerset England by Joseph Chapman of Portway, Frome, written in about 1882

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Frome’s Fallen Heroes

This Web Site is about the men of Frome, a small market town on the eastern side of Somerset, who died during the Great War and World War Two.

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Birthday Review

The Family Connections Blog is one year old today and I thought it might be a good time to review some of the years postings.

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William James Early Bennett (1804-1886)

This obituary for the Rev. William James Early Bennett was originally published in The Annual Register. A review of public events at home and abroad for the year 1886

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End of an Era at Butler and Tanner.

Nearly 300 workers at Butler and Tanner, printers in Frome, Somerset have been told they have been made “redundant with immediate effect”. Parent company Media & Print Investments Plc (MPI) said the union’s failure to resolve working practices meant finances had been withdrawn. Butler and Tanner was aquired by Media & Print Investments less than a year ago in August 2007.

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Rape, Robbery and Murder near Frome

In 1852 William Sparrow, William Maggs, and Robert Hurd were charged with the murder of Sarah Watts at Woodlands, neear Frome, Somerset, England. The following account of the trial was published in the Somerset County Gazette on April 10, 1852

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Free Grammar School, Frome (1833)

The History and Description of the Public Charities in the town of Frome published in 1833 is based on the report of the report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the Charities of England which was published on January 15, 1820, together with other material.  This account of the finances of the Free Grammar School  was published as an appendix.

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Christ Church, Frome Somerset

This account of the foundation of Christ Church, Frome Somerset has been extracted from The History and Description of the Public Charities in the town of Frome published in 1833, based on the report of the report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the Charities of England which was published on January 15, 1820, together with other material.  

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Berkley, Somerset (1822)

The description of Berkley, Somerset, England which follow is taken from ‘Somersetshire Delineated’, published in 1822 by Christopher and John Greenwood, Surveyors, a Tophographical  Description of each Town, Parish, Chapelry, etc. in the county.

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Buckland Dinham, Somerset (1822)

The description of Buckland Dinham, Somerset, England which follow is taken from ‘Somersetshire Delineated’, published in 1822 by Christopher and John Greenwood, Surveyors, a Tophographical  Description of each Town, Parish, Chapelry, etc. in the county.

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