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The Frith Blog

Photo features and news from The Francis Frith Collection.

We mark St George’s Day with a selection of nostalgic Frith photographs of pubs and inns named after St George and the Dragon, some of which are sadly no longer in business.

Continue reading 'George & Dragon Pubs'...

We are proud to announce that our photographs will be featured this month on the new BBC 2 series "Britain in Bloom". Will you watch and spot the Frith photos?

Continue reading ''Britain in Bloom''...

Marking the 2018 Centenary of the Royal Air Force with photos of RAF aircraft, personnel and families, and buildings. We hope you enjoy seeing them today.

Continue reading '100 Years of the RAF'...

Water is a finite, reliable and potentially very large power source, which was widely exploited throughout Britain in the past. We hope you enjoy this selection of photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of some of Britain's most wonderful watermills.

Continue reading 'Water Mills'...

A selection of photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of the picturesque old almshouses that can be seen in so many towns and villages around Britain.

Continue reading 'Almshouses'...

To mark St David's Day we bring you this special selection of photographs of people in traditional Welsh costume from The Francis Frith Collection.

Continue reading 'Traditional Welsh costume'...

Stunning images from The Francis Frith Collection of some of Britain's most impressive bridges.

Continue reading 'Best of British Bridges'...

With Valentine's Day around the corner, we propose (see what we did there?) this special selection of photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of Gretna Green, the site of so many romantic declarations.

Continue reading 'Gretna Green'...

Join us on a nostalgic walk down the towpaths alongside Britain's canals with this special selection of photographs from The Francis Frith Collection.

Continue reading 'Along the towpath'...

Archive photographs tracing the life of Robert Burns, Scotland's "national poet" as we celebrate his birthday on the 25th January. Happy Burns Night!

Continue reading 'Robert Burns'...

A nostalgic collection of Frith photographs of advertisements and billboards from the past, to jog your memories!

Continue reading 'Vintage Advertising'...

In this feature we present a selection of nostalgic images from The Francis Frith Collection showing children from yesteryear with hoops, dolls, prams, tricycles. kites and model yachts – cherished playthings of the past.

Continue reading 'Toys from the past'...