One of the ideas to come from the parks and green spaces meeting at the end of January was a history project looking at Victoria Park – the town’s oldest and most traditional park. Frome Town Council is taking steps to explore this – hopefully to include the history of the Mary Baily Playing Field as well.
Chris Stringer, Environment Manager explains “This is a very interesting idea – and it could be a really important project. We’re hoping this is something that people in the town will want to get involved with – and we’d like people to come forward and contribute right from the start. We haven’t made any formal decisions about the aims and scope of this project yet, specifically because we’d like people to let us know what they would like to see come from this.”
There is a dedicated meeting starting at 6.30pm on 22 March in the Elliott Building, behind Frome Town Hall, so the Council can gauge how much interest there is for the task. The meeting also aims to discover how much information there is out there already; where that information is; and how people might want to be involved with the project.
Chris continues “If you have an interest in the history of either Victoria Park or Mary Baily please come along to talk to us. Likewise come along if you have any historical documents, photos, books or things like that that could become part of this project.”
Anyone wishing to attend the meeting or to get involved in the history project please register interest with Laura Poulton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01373 475572.
We’ll be updating our website with information about this project at www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk