Yesteryear in the Standard
10 years ago
THURSDAY, September 25, 2003: A street in a Somerset village can claim to be one of the most musical in the West. And to prove it the neighbours have joined forces and put their talent to a good course.
Up to 15 neighbours living on Bath Road, in Beckington, have collaborated to produce a CD of music and songs to raise money for the village church.
THE crowds that lined the carnival procession in Frome last Saturday afternoon and evening raised £5,350 for a charity from the area.
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Hundreds of people took advantage of the glorious sunshine and poured on to the streets of both processions.
A GROUP of cyclists of all ages and abilities took part in a sponsored bike ride in aid of the Frome Festival and Black Swan Arts in the town.
The 25-mile ride led by Martin Bax, the festival director, and Martin Whitfield from CycleCity Guides, went through Tytherington and Trudoxhill to Whitham Friary and then on to Kilmington Common and ending up at National Trust's Stourhead House.
25 years ago
FRIDAY, September 23, 1988: American patrol sergeant Rickie Stevenson returned to his roots this week and saw how the British bobby patrols the streets of Frome.
His mother, Doreen Stevenson, nee Whitlock, met her husband, an American GI stationed at Marston House, during the Second World War.
FOR the last 111 years, Frome Agricultural Society has organised the biggest one-day show of its kind in the country – the Cheese Show.
On Wednesday, the society celebrated a bumper show with thousands attending, many from Frome but some from much further afield.
NIGHTCLUB boss Paul McGuinness re-opened his premises in the Kingsway Precinct, Frome, on Saturday, having spent thousands of pounds on a major refurbishment.
Mr McGuinness, who was blocked in his attempt to take over the Hexagon suite earlier in the year, wants to bring the atmosphere of a London nightclub to Frome.
50 years ago
FRIDAY, September 20, 1963: Phillip House, of Cloford, Frome, scored a brilliant success at Frome Cheese Show, on Wednesday, when, for the second year running, he won the Queen's Cup for the most points.
SOMERSET County Planning Committee announced on Wednesday that the Minister of Housing and Local Government has agreed to five acres of land adjoining White Mill Lane and Marston Back Lane, Frome, being developed for housing in the next five years. It was not due for development until later.
ENTRIES for Frome's great carnival precessions tomorrow are well in advance of last year.
There is an increase in the number of tableaux in the evening procession, which promises to be one of the best yet held.
100 years ago
FRIDAY, September 26, 1913: Services of thanksgiving for the harvest were held at the United Methodist Chapel in Portway on Sunday.
The decorations were of a very tasteful description, there were excellent congregations, and the services were heartily joined in.
On the wall behind the pulpit was a text with the word being "The joy of harvest."
FROME Town Military Band gave their final concert of the season in the park on Sunday afternoon.
Glorious weather prevailed and the music was enjoyed by a large crowd.
Several members of Frome Ladies' Swimming Club took part in the aquatic sports at Yeovil on Monday evening.
In a team race between Frome, Yeovil, Bath and Bridport, Frome won the second prize, only losing the first by a touch.
The newly-formed Young People's Society at Sheppard's Barton Chapel held their first social gathering in the schoolroom last evening, and it proved an unqualified success.