In June 1940 after the hazards of Dunkirk Field Marshal Viscount Bernard Montgomery established in this building his divisional headquarters. Here he strenuously prepared for the task which confronted him. In due time his military genius led to the vital success of El-Alamien 1942, and to the outstanding contribution he made to final European victory in 1945. This tablet was erected by the people of Frome in gratitude to him and those who served with him.