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Lighthouses

Lighthouses around the coast of Britain have long held a fascination for us, and these iconic structures, standing lonely sentinel on craggy headland or razor-sharp rocks, have captured the imaginations of many writers and poets. We hope you enjoy this selection of images of lighthouses from The Francis Frith Collection.

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Our photographs were taken in black & white, but many were hand coloured in a Victorian style. Today the colour and spot-tinting work is done digitally but still involves a great deal of artistic skill. We bring you this special selection of favourite Frith photographs that have been brought to life with a splash of colour!

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February is the month of St Valentine's Day, and all things romantic! This post features photographs from The Francis Frith Collection all about love, romance and courtship.

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In former times the village blacksmith or 'smithy' was an important member of the community. The blacksmith’s workshop, along with the church, pub and local store, was an essential component of a village’s existence. It is not surprising then, that as Frith photographers travelled around villages they often captured the local smithy at work.

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Robert Burns

Archive photographs tracing the life of Robert Burns, Scotland's "national poet" as we celebrate his birthday on the 25th January. Happy Burns Night!

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Recreational boating and some rather more serious yachts feature in this nostalgic feature all about sailing.

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