Object of the Month

Object of the Month

Object of the Month 150 150 Frome Heritage Museum

January 2023

January’s object is a sign for Tappers fish and chip shop, which was located at the top end of Woodland Road in Keyford. The building is no longer there and the site is now a garage workshop behind 12 Keyford.

Mr Tapper built and opened the  chip shop in 1936 and passed it on to his son-in-law HT (Hubert) Spearing, who is shown on the sign as the proprietor. The chip shop was open continuously from 1936 until it closed in the early 1980s.

Hubert Spearing owned race horses and his horse Crimson Beau, ridden by Lester Piggott and running with odds of 11/2, won the Prince of Wales Stakes at Ascot in 1979.

Mr Spearing was able to retire on his winnings and died at his home in Keyford in 2009.