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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: "A Blast From The Past"
The helter-skelter was not only an icon of Frodsham but also a symbol of youthful exuberance and fun. I was born and bred just 200 metres from it. I shudder to think how much skin it must have claimed from me in pursuit of a rapid descent! I was frequently accompanied by our dog, a large Alsatian who ascended the interior ...Read full memory.