Frome’s history starts in the 900’s and has been known for its wool, silk and iron trade. A busy market town, it has adapted so that it thrives in an ever changing world. Frome’s famous cattle market and Frome Cheese Show exist on out of town sites.
There are plenty of independently owned shops in the town and a Farmer’s Market held fortnightly in the Cheese & Grain market hall, which thrives as a music venue. Frome also has two theatres and a cinema.
Bands of varying musical taste – the Frome Symphony Orchestra, Frome Town Band, Street Bandits and the Frukes are testament to the variety of musical expression that people enjoy on a regular basis.
The Black Swan Gallery and Rook Lane chapel provide a focus for contemporary art, education and concerts.
Frome’s annual Festival of Music and Art in July provides over 170 events in its busy nine days of music, plays, debates and exhibitions. Frome’s sporting facilities and legacy continue to grow year on year. The half marathon is just one of them.
For more information about Frome, visit www.discoverfrome.co.uk/frome.