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The Frith Blog

Photo features and news from The Francis Frith Collection.

Images of when Francis Frith's photographers were lucky enough to capture the Royal Family, and special scenes of popular royal landmarks.

Continue reading 'Royalty & Royal Landmarks'...

We mark St George’s Day with a selection of nostalgic Frith photographs of pubs and inns named after St George and the Dragon, some of which are sadly no longer in business.

Continue reading 'George & Dragon Pubs'...

We are proud to announce that our photographs will be featured this month on the new BBC 2 series "Britain in Bloom". Will you watch and spot the Frith photos?

Continue reading ''Britain in Bloom''...

Marking the 2018 Centenary of the Royal Air Force with photos of RAF aircraft, personnel and families, and buildings. We hope you enjoy seeing them today.

Continue reading '100 Years of the RAF'...

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'...

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'...

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'...