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LISTEN: Emma Sheppard Sound Walk

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Fromefield House

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A fascinating, easy-paced 3-mile walk.following in the footsteps of Frome workhouse reformer Emma Sheppard. Led by Poetry in Motion

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Start: Fromefield House, Bath Rd, Frome, BA11 2HF, UK

Sat, 31 Aug 2019 meet 10:00am

'Small deeds of kindness': Poverty and welfare in Victorian Frome

A literary guided walk by Frome collective Poetry in Motion to honour Victorian social reformer Emma Sheppard.

The walk will take you from the Sheppard family home at Fromefield, up to the old Workhouse, now beautifully restored as Ecos Court housing, then down to the Town Hall (at one time the headquarters of the Poor Law Guardians) for refreshments and over to Trinity Churchyard to see the newly restored grave of Emma Sheppard

There will be talks by: John Payne – on the pre-1834 Poor Law Reform Act workhouses; Liz Corfield, a Frome Society member who has researched the history of Frome Workhouse / Ecos Court; Crysse Morrison, who has written about Emma In ‘Frome Unzipped’; Nick Hersey, writer of an excellent article about Emma in the 2017 Frome Society Yearbook, who is coming all the way from Hitchin, Herts to join us! So a feast of stories, and no doubt extracts from Emma’s incredibly important book ‘Sunshine in the workhouse‘, based on her experiences as a Workhouse Visitor here in Frome. A Victorian best-seller, no less.

Children welcome; also dogs if kept on a lead.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a light waterproof coat just in case

Free – numbers limited to 30 – booking essential

For further information on LISTEN please go to the website: listensoundart.org.uk

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