Field Trip: Tour of ECOS Stones, Frome

Leader: Dr Eric Robinson

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £3.00

Date and Time



Frome College, Bath Rd, Frome BA11 2HQ

Field Trip Description

ECOS (European Community of Stone) was an imaginative attempt to celebrate the European Union in 1998. The invitation went out to the nations involved in the first union to provide a monolith of stone to represent their country in an open-air amphitheatre at Frome. Foster Yeoman Ltd, the main local employer, provided the support and the services of their personnel manager, Peter Chapman. The stones stand in a commanding position and will be examined and discussed. Frome is a limestone town to compare and contrast with Bath.

Meet at 10.30 a.m. at the Stones (details of exactly where later). There will be a tour of the building stones of Frome in the afternoon. Please bring a packed lunch.

Please note: This trip is followed by a lecture by Peter Chapman about ECOS on Thursday 7th August.

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Each person attending a field meeting does so on the understanding that he/she attends at his/her own risk. The Bath Geological Society has Public Liability Insurance Cover for field and indoor meetings, but Personal Accident Cover and Personal Liability Cover remain the responsibility and personal choice of the participant.

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