Thousands of people turned out to see Jenson Button being awarded the Freedom of Frome on Tuesday, 4 May 2010.
He has won legions of fans after his performance in last year's F1 season.
The Formula One champion signed autographs and also visited his old schools including Selwood Middle School.
Apart from being handed the freedom of the town, a local bridge has also been named after him.
His visit to Frome also included a question and answer session with members of the public.
Questions asked included whether he would like to appear on the BBC One show Saturday Kitchen as host James Martin is a fan of his.
He also commented on where the best roads in the area were to drive down.
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