It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Bob Morris this week. Bob was Chairman of the Frome Festival for many years and was instrumental in bringing the highlight to the town’s cultural calendar each year.
Mayor of Frome, Anita Collier says: “My fellow councillors, staff and I are saddened to hear the news that Bob Morris passed away on Wednesday, our thoughts are with his wife Marjorie and their family. Bob was an honourable and highly respected man in the town and was Chair of the Frome Festival for 19 years and only stood down last year. I’m sure I can speak for the whole town when I say we shall all miss him and that we are so very thankful for the contribution he made to the cultural life of our town.”
Bob received the Mayor’s Civic Award in April 2019, for his contribution in bringing the Festival to the town each year, which showcases talent across the arts as well as bringing new visitors to Frome.