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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A family day out and a ride on the miniature railway - what a treat! Presenting a special selection of photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of children (of all ages) enjoying the special, simple thrill of a ride on the miniature train.
Frith photos are full of nostalgic views of old cars, perhaps none more so than the extremely popular Morris Minor, which was launched in 1948 and went on to become the first British-made million-selling car. Read more about this much-loved car in our special blog.
If you were in Britain in the 1950's, 60's or 70's then you probably remember a number of popular TV programmes about the police, such as Z Cars, and Dixon of Dock Green, with Jack Warner's genial greeting at the beginning of each episode - "Evening, all!"
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!
Beautiful photographs inspired by and in appreciation of mothers everywhere. Days out by the seaside, feeding the ducks in the park, spending time together as a family. Enjoy this themed selection of images and memories, and browse for towns and villages that hold a place in her heart.
Oh, the thrill of the silver screen for children in the 1950s and 1960s, and the fun to be had at the cinema in the past at the Saturday morning children’s cinema club!
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.
Join us in celebrating St Valentine’s Day with this selection of romantic quotes and nostalgic vintage 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!
Had enough of Winter? - it could be worse... In February 1955 Britain experienced the "Big Freeze". Here we showcase some wintry scenes from the archive, and share some of your personal memories of life on frosty days of the past. So stay snuggly inside and take a few moments to enjoy these heartwarming memories.
This selection of nostalgic images from The Francis Frith Collection is based around the themes of ‘coal’, ‘coalman’ or ‘coal mine’ as a reminder of the fuel that most people used to heat their homes in the past.