Browse photos of 9,000 UK towns and villages taken between 1860 and 1970 and find the ones that bring back happy memories for you, your family and friends!

Since 1860 when Francis Frith started taking photos of towns and villages throughout Britain they have sparked personal memories for millions of people. Read our history here.

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To date, the visitors to this website have shared 85,216 memories of 7,643 UK towns & villages.

From just a few words, to rich, insightful stories of the past, each one is a fabulous record of local life. Read memories our website visitors have shared of their favourite UK places - we hope you'll join in too and add your own memories triggered by our special photos.

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Portrait of Francis Frith

Who was Francis Frith?

Born into a Quaker family in 1822 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Francis Frith was a remarkable person. The story of his life and the photographic archive that is now his legacy is fascinating beyond compare. After almost being lost to bulldozers forever, the photographs his company created are an amazing and unique step back in time and now, with the wonders of modern technology, the current company and now custodian of this original archive has created this web site to showcase his and other photographers' work and allow you to purchase your own version of a truly wonderful piece of history.

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