Frome Valley Voice Features

July 04 2017

Fourth year for Frampton Festival

Fourth year for Frampton Festival.. Read More


July 04 2017

Pigs bring home the bacon at the ‘Ham National’

Pigs bring home the bacon at the ‘Ham National’.. Read More



April 18 2016

Appeal following Winterbourne stabbing

Police appealing for witnesses after stabbing in the early hours of yesterday morning in Winterbourne... Read More


December 08 2013 The family affair that aims to bring perfection on Christmas Day

The family affair that aims to bring perfection on Christmas Day

IT”S HARD to pin down Nigel Buxton to interview him. He’s a very busy man, running not only Buxton Butchers in Winterbourne, but also a meat processing plant in Portbury... Read More


November 29 2013 A train line runs through it: the railway viaducts that are at the heart of the Frome Valley

A train line runs through it: the railway viaducts that are at the heart of the Frome Valley

It wasn’t always as straightforward to get from London to Wales by rail. Before the building of the viaducts that dominate our landscape today it was a circuitous journey... Read More


October 02 2013 Guide leader honoured for four decades of work in movement

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 The Footes of Footes Lane

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

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 The Flag Man of Winterbourne

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