Cliff Ellis’s mother and father moved to Frome in the 1920s where they both worked for Butler and Tanner. Later, his mother worked for Donald Hillman’s new lithographic printing business in Keyford.
Ian Spearing left school in 1948 when he was fifteen years old. He became an apprentice carpenter at Hodder’s which was a large building firm, undertakers and wheelwrights on Broadway in Frome.
Daisy Bane left school at 14 and went to work at Houston’s cloth factory along Vallis Road. Houston and Sons has now disappeared, but is remembered in the name of a Frome road – Houston Way.
Nott’s Industries was an engineering firm at Merchants Barton. It made Carley floats, which were used by warships during the Second World War. After 1945, they produced metal pressings for the car industry.
As well as his work in the building industry, Ray Trowbridge was also a volunteer driver with St John Ambulance.
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Jim Garrett worked for over 40 years at the Singer’s foundry in the Waterloo area of Frome.