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Find out the origins of Frome’s streets and placenames such as Puddingbag Lane and Dead Woman’s Bottom

Frome Street and  Place Names was first published by the Frome Society for Local Study in 1983, since when there have been a further two printings. This fourth edition contains improved photographs, an extended index and is in a more handy A5 format.

Michael McGarvie, the doyen of Frome historians, covers the names of all Frome’s streets and many localities such as Murdercombe, Dead Woman’s Bottom, Bedlam, Clink, Vallis etc.  Do you know the derivation of Cowards Batch, Grope Lane, Starve Acre, Cottle’s Oak, Puddingbag Lane, Helicar’s Grave, Kissing Batch, Brandy Lane, Blindhouse Lane, Cut Hedges Lane and many more fascinating names and where they are in Frome?

This updated book will give you the answers; it costs £6 from the Hunting Raven Bookshop,  Frome Museum, Frome Information Centre or directly from the Frome Society via www.fsls.org.uk or from Alastair MacLeay on 01373836595.

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