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The Frith Blog

Photo features and news from The Francis Frith Collection.

'Ferry me across the water, Do, boatman, do.'
Inspired by this line from Christina Rossetti's poem is a special selection of our photographs from days gone by of ferries, ferrymen and their passengers.

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We proudly showcase a special selection of images from The Francis Frith Collection of lifeboats and the brave men and women who risk their lives to go to the aid of those in danger on the sea. Here are some of their faces from the past, and also the tales behind some of the memorials that stand around the British coast commemorating the courage of those who lost their lives whilst trying to save others.

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Victoria Regina

A selection of images of the many statues of Her Majesty that were erected around the country, some of which are no longer in their original positions, and one of which is now sadly lost to history.

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Hello Campers!

Nostalgic photos of holiday camps and happy holidaymakers in the 50s and 60s.

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A Stylish Summer

Our photos from 1890 to 1960 show how summer fashions have changed since the demure days of bathing machines!

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As the nation is once again in the throws of Wimbledon fever, we draw on our Archive to present a special selection of tennis-themed images.

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