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

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War Memorials

A special selection of photographs from our Archive of the War Memorials that connect us with those who fought and perished in the world wars that have shaped the world we live in today.

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Bonfire Night

Remember, remember, the 5th of November! Archive photos, some history and your memories about Bonfire Night.

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A special selection of golfing photographs from The Francis Frith Collection.

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Photos and memories of harvest time, that most special time of year in UK countryside communities.

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