Frome family history in suitcase
IN Last week's Looking Back we asked for people to come forward with their memories of Frome and had a fantastic response.
Great-grandmother of 11, Gwendoline Gibbs, who lives in Spring Gardens, Frome, found these pictures in a suitcase while having a look through her belongings and got in contact with us.
The 91-year-old said: "These pictures were handed down through my family over the years and I kept them in a suitcase.
"I recently showed these to my grandson, Morten, who thought they were wonderful.
"We often sit and look through them."
There is several pictures showing a May Day march of the National Union of Railwaymen along Christchurch Street West in 1918, a trip from Frome to Cheddar caves, her father-in-law Harry Gibbs, who worked for Hodder The Builders, is pictured in the centre with a moustache and smoking a cigarette, the third picture is of Mrs Gibbs' father's sister's wedding at No 18 Innox Hill, but she is not sure of the year.
She said: "I was brought up with my eight other siblings in Innox Hill and lived there until I got married to my husband Donald when I was 20 in 1942.
"I got married at St Mary's Church and walked back to my house for a lovely spread.
"My husband worked building prisoner of war camps in the Forest of Dean and was lodging there, so that's where we spent our honeymoon – in the manager's house at the gas works."
Other pictures include a rare picture Union Street, which has since been pulled down, where Mrs Gibbs' husband grew up.
The final picture was of a big group of people on a charabang and Mrs Gibbs is convinced a relative is on the vehicle.
Do you have old pictures you would like to share with us?
Get in touch with reporters Claire Wilson or Caroline Wood on 01761 417778 or email them to c.wilson@west news.co.uk.