The Frith Blog

Articles, news and opinions from The Francis Frith Collection.

We are always looking at old photographs and quite often we come across fascinating stories, facts and scenes and we want to share these with you. This is why we created the Frith Blog - it could be a set of photographs connected with the current season, upcoming events or a theme. We hope you enjoy browsing what we've found and if you have any ideas of articles we could create in the future, please let us know.

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As we celebrate Mothering Sunday, we bring you a special selection of photographs of mothers with their children, together with some sweet, sentimental quotes about motherhood.

Continue reading 'A Mother's Love'...

Are you a keen gardener? We hope you enjoy this hand-picked selection of our images celebrating Britain's love of gardens.

Continue reading 'Gardens and gardening'...

We hope you enjoy looking at this evocative selection of historical photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of female characters in past times, accompanied by inspiring quotes from strong women.

Continue reading 'Feisty Women'...

We celebrate St David's Day - 1st March - with some of our staff's favourite photographs of Wales and the Welsh people from The Francis Frith Collection.

Continue reading 'St David's Day'...

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'...

The 1921 UK Census information will be published online on 6th January 2022. This will be the first time that this information will be available for anyone to search it, either online or in an archive, and is an event eagerly awaited by genealogists, historians and everyone compiling their own family history.

Continue reading 'Life in 1921'...

A special selection of photographs from our Archive of the War Memorials that connect us with those who fought and perished in the world wars that have shaped the world we live in today.

Continue reading 'War Memorials'...

Remember, remember, the 5th of November! Archive photos, some history and your memories about Bonfire Night.

Continue reading 'Bonfire Night'...

Some weird and wonderful vintage photographs of clocks and clock towers from The Francis Frith Collection, with some fascinating history to help tell their stories. Some hand-coloured, but most in black and white, it's worth taking the time to read this one!

Continue reading 'It's about Time!'...

Join us to celebrate World Photo Day, as we showcase a selection of the many places featured in The Francis Frith Collection over the years, with old black and white historical photos and some modern coloured views documenting the changes that have taken place there.

Continue reading 'World Photo Day'...

Photos and memories of harvest time, that most special time of year in UK countryside communities.

Continue reading 'Bringing in the harvest'...

Enjoy some of our favourite sporting photographs from the archive and say Hooray for Sport!

Continue reading 'Hooray for Sport!'...