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.
Search the Archive
Explore all the places you remember!
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.
Dip into this seasonal selection of nostalgic photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of people in the past having fun in the sun, as we celebrate the onset of summer this weekend when British Summer Time begins!
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.
To celebrate St David's Day, a day of Welsh national pride, we bring you this selection of some of our favourite nostalgic Welsh photographs from The Francis Frith Collection.
Archive photographs tracing the life of Robert Burns, Scotland's "national poet" as we celebrate his birthday on the 25th January. Happy Burns Night!
A highlight of the BBC TV series ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is the episode that takes place at the Tower Ballroom at Blackpool, considered to be the spiritual home of ballroom dancing. To celebrate the return of the Tower Ballroom episode (after a two year break, due to Covid) we’re shining our spotlight on Blackpool with this selection of nostalgic images from The Francis Frith Collection.
Lighthouses around the coast of Britain have long held a fascination for us, and these iconic structures, standing lonely sentinel on craggy headland or razor-sharp rocks, have captured the imaginations of many writers and poets. We hope you enjoy this selection of images of lighthouses 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.
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.
Are you a keen gardener? We hope you enjoy this hand-picked selection of our images celebrating Britain's love of gardens.
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.
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.
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.