Explore all the places you remember!

Subscribe

Join the thousands who receive our regular doses of warming nostalgia! Have our latest blog posts and archive news delivered directly to your inbox. Absolutely free. Unsubscribe anytime.

The Frith Blog

Photo features and news from The Francis Frith Collection.

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'...

'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.

Continue reading 'Ferry me across the water'...

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.

Continue reading 'Lifeboats'...

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.

Continue reading 'Victoria Regina'...