About Frome

History of Frome

Frome, the home of the Rotary Club of Frome and the Rotary Club of Frome Selwood.


Ancient Catherine Hill

Frome is a remarkable town. Although founded over eight centuries ago and having more listed buildings than any other town in Somerset, it has always been able to adapt effortlessly to the changing times.

It values its past and much careful conservation work continues to be done to its old buildings, but it looks very much to the present and future. There are many new estates built for a population that is increasing rapidly, in spite of losing its traditional industries in the woollen and silk trade. Frome