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The Frith Blog

Photo features and news from The Francis Frith Collection.

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'...

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

Continue reading 'Hello Campers!'...

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

Continue reading 'A Stylish Summer'...

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.

Continue reading 'Anyone for tennis?'...

As Father's Day approaches, we bring a new selection of our photos of fathers and their children.

Continue reading 'Father and Child'...

We unfold our deckchairs and luxuriate in the warmth of a perfect summer’s day - a seasonal selection of photos from The Francis Frith Collection.

Continue reading 'The Deckchair'...