Frome Valley Voice Features

October 02 2013 Thumbnail Image

Guide leader honoured for four decades of work in movement

A FRAMPTON Cotterell guide leader is to be honoured for four decades of work with the movement. Caroline Hanks is being awarded the Silver Sea Stag Award this month for her services to guiding over the last 36 years. For the last 20 years she has been with the 1st Frampton Cotterell Guides... Read More


September 16 2013 Thumbnail Image

The Footes of Footes Lane

Local historian Ian Hadrell reveals the story of a family who left their mark on Frampton Cotterell, despite moving to Australia.. Read More


August 18 2013 Thumbnail Image

The Coalpit Heath centurian with a firm grip on the 21st Century

Alice Witherall may be 101, but she's not being left behind by technology. The resident of Woodlands Manor is always keen to get on the computer... Read More


August 07 2013 Thumbnail Image

The Flag Man of Winterbourne

GORDON Blight meets me at the entrance of his Winterbourne house with a mug of tea in his hand. As we sit down to chat I notice the design on the mug is that of the flags flown for Nelson’s famous ‘England expects’ message to the fleet before the battle of Trafalgar. This is the Flag Man of Winterbourne, and the flag man is a little distracted. .. Read More


August 07 2013

Local people

The great and the good living in the Frome Valley Area.. Read More