It was common in Frome for several generations of the same family to work for the same firm. Pete Stone compares notes with his father Ron about working for Butler and Tanner.
Stuart North was a worker and senior union representative at the printing firm, Butler Tanner and Dennis.
He remembers the days before the firm’s collapse.
Women used to work in the bindery department at Butler and Tanner, though the printing was always done by men.
John Stocker describes work at Cockey’s in Garston Road, where his father also worked. This area is now mostly housing.
Georgina Phillips worked for Roads Reconstruction on leaving school. When her son was 10 years old, she found a job close to her home on the Mount Estate with Cuprinol, a firm making wood preservatives.
Ellenbray Press is now Ellenbrays, a stationer’s and toyshop, in the Westway precinct. The fine Ellenbray Press building was once Frome Library and the Angel pub is now called the Archangel.