Explore The Francis Frith Collection for places you remember, and rediscover local nostalgic photos,maps, books and shared memories.
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Within the archive we use the county listings as defined in 1974, as this fits better with the classification of historic material. However, if you would prefer to view the modern-day equivalent county names you can switch between the two using the button below.
Modern counties include local unitary authorities as well as county names so bear this in mind when browsing.Show Modern Counties
In the box at the top of this page, you can enter a location, a subject (e.g. "train") or both. Results are displayed grouped by type including locations, photos, maps, memories or books.
The Frith archive is vast and is constantly evolving and not all the photos we have are currently shown, we are digitising photos daily and these will appear on the web site over time.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, please do ask. Our staff are highly experienced and know the archive exceptionally well. If you cannot see a photo on this site, this doesn't mean it is not available within the archive.
If you have the reference of a photo, you can enter this into the box and you will be taken straight to it.
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