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The Frith Blog

Photo features and news from The Francis Frith Collection.

Celebrating Salisbury - our nearest city - with a selection of lovely vintage views of this delightful place.

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A selection of archive photos of life on railway platforms in the early part of the last century.

Continue reading 'Waiting on the platform'...

Oh, the thrill of the silver screen for children in the 1950s and 1960s, and the fun to be had at the cinema in the past at the Saturday morning children’s cinema club!

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Britain's National Health Service is 70 years old this year. In this feature we bring you archive photographs connected with health and healthcare, dating from c1897 to the 1950s.

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We hope you enjoy these favourite football-themed photographs from The Francis Frith Collection.

Continue reading 'Football Crazy'...

A selection of both sweet and slightly excruciating memories of first loves and first kisses!

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Celebrating the summer solstice with photographs of the famous prehistoric sites of Stonehenge and Avebury, and Glastonbury Tor.

Continue reading 'Ancient Stones'...

Gather round and celebrate the great British beach hut with this special selection of photos from The Francis Frith Collection.

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A global spotlight will shine brightly upon Royal Windsor on 19th May 2018 for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We bring you photos from The Francis Frith Collection of this beautiful town.

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Curious old buildings known as Buttermarkets or Buttercrosses can be seen in a number of town centres around Britain. In the days when most farmers sold their produce locally, these were specially built structures to provide shelter for the vendors, usually the farmers’ wives, where commodities such as butter and cheese could be sold under cover on market days in the town.

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Images of when Francis Frith's photographers were lucky enough to capture the Royal Family, and special scenes of popular royal landmarks.

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A selection of favourite photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of wonderful Victorian bandstands, the elegant setting for concerts and popular entertainment for over a century.

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