Dorothy Hawker recalls the pleasures of local outings and walks at a time when fewer people had cars.
Domestic and Housing
When Margaret Whorlow’s children were small there weren’t many opportunities in Frome for young mothers to socialise.
Diana Ingram left Frome Grammar School and trained for a year before getting a secretarial job with Butler and Tanner. She gave up her job when she got married, as was expected at the time.
Daisy Bane left school at 14 and went to work at Houston and Sons cloth mill. Although she loved her job, her parents persuaded her to give it up six years later when she got married.
Trevor Weston recalls the ‘Hope’ or ‘Ope’ and Trinity being the poorest area in Frome, where no-one had a car. He remembers that children were allowed to play outside in the street but often roamed further afield.
When Ron White was a boy there was an iron bridge over the River Frome at Waterloo, the ruins of a mill where he played, and an inlet with an island.