Frome was officially twinned with Château-Gontier, in the Mayenne, France in 1975, and with Murrhardt in Baden Württemberg, Germany in 1983. Although the Twinning ceremonies themselves were official events and took place at civic level, they opened the way for many different twinning opportunities to take place between the peoples of the three towns over the following years.
The most tangible evidence of the success of Frome’s association with its partners is the wide variety of exchange visits, which continue to take place. There are required formal civic events, but social ones arranged between organisations or individuals within the town vastly outnumber these. Over the years these have included trips by several schools, by the college, by churches, by the emergency services, by youth organisations and often simply by small groups of individuals or families.