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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 truely wonderful piece of history.Intrigued? Read More.. >>
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From just a few words, to rich, insightful stories of the past, each one is a fabulous record of local life. Read shared memories our website visitors have shared of their favourite UK places - we hope you'll join in too and share memories triggered by our special photos. Read & Share Your Own Memories
Featured Memory: "Family Holidays In The 1950s"
I was born in 1942 and brought up in Walthamstow in NE London. We were a working class family and Dad always managed to provide us with 2 weeks' holiday somewhere. How we came to holiday in Wroxall is still a bit of a mystery. Neither Mum nor Dad had ever been to the Isle of Wight before. In August 1952 we had the ...Read full memory.