Frome on Sea

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By fayewestrop | Friday, August 01, 2014, 17:25

Imagine a Sunday in

Frome…. the warm sun beating down as you relax back into a deckchair with a

West Country cider in hand and watch seagulls above. The air is filled with lazy

summer tunes and sounds of children laughing as they excitedly beg Mum and Dad

to let them have a donkey ride, ice cream dribbling down their chins. All your

cares disappear as you feel the fine-grained white sand between your toes. Life

really couldn't get much better - a typical summer's afternoon at a great

British beach, happy days! 

But hang on a minute! Frome

doesn't have a beach … except at The Frome Independent this August it will!  One of Frome's best loved events is

continuing to live up to its strap-line of being 'more than a market' by bringing

all the fun of the seaside to the town to make it Frome-on–Sea for one day only

on Sunday 3rd August.

Two tonnes of glorious

white, washed sand will replace the village green area of the market next to

the ever-popular Flea market section, complete with deckchairs, boating pond

(well, paddling pool), inflatable seagulls and real live donkey rides - all

without the need for spending hours in endless traffic jams on the way down to the


And if that isn't

enough there will be ad-hoc windsurfing demonstrations, a seaside photo board

to stick your face through, boat making for kids, all to a summer sound clash soundtrack

with Donna Somerset our resident vintage mobile disco plus the best market

traders for miles around taking over the entire town. 

So grab your bucket

and spade as well as your shopping bag and come and join us for Frome-on-sea!

Sunday 3rd

August, Frome town centre

10am – 3pm

Free entry. Free




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