Coronavirus: Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times. Since our office and factory are in a rural area, our staff travel to work individually by car and we have enough space to maintain social distancing, so in consultation with our staff, we have decided to remain open for business unless government policy changes.
We are still able to despatch most of our products, however, the ones listed below (that are made by other manufacturers) will not be available for a while.

Tableware (Coasters & Placemats) and Wallpaper.

Our despatch times are normal, but Royal Mail & Parcelforce delivery times are varying depending on location - some parcels arrive next day and others are taking up to 10 days, which we have no control over.

We will update this message as anything changes.

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The Frith Blog

Articles, news and opinions from The Francis Frith Collection.

This selection of memories and photos speaks strongly to the wartime spirit so synonymous with the British nation. They include evacuee memories of life in rural Britain and accounts of what it meant to "grow up British" during wartime.

Continue reading 'Wartime Memories'...

Happy St George's Day! Nowadays, it's not St George's martyrdom that propelled him to popularity, but the tales of his heroism in slaying dragons and rescuing maidens. We thought we would bring you some nostalgic photos that might help in a small way remind us all of what makes England so great!

Continue reading 'St George's Day'...

As Easter approaches, we share this special selection of your memories of how you spent Easter as a child!

Continue reading 'Easter Memories'...

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'...

We mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Mini with a selection of nostalgic photographs from The Francis Frith Collection showing this iconic car in its 1960s heyday. Have fun finding the Mini cars in these views!

Continue reading 'A Mini celebration!'...

Vintage photographs from The Francis Frith Collection celebrating pedal power.

Continue reading 'Pedal Power'...

Here are some nostalgic photos of these early supermarkets in the past – some names are now long gone, like Fine Fare and the International Stores, but others are still with us, like Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.

Continue reading 'Early Supermarkets'...

A special photo feature about the extraordinary legacy of Gloucester man Robert Raikes, the founder of the Sunday school movement, and some living memories of attending Sunday school from website visitors.

Continue reading 'Sunday School'...

A nostalgic celebration in photographs and memories of the local department stores of the past that used to draw throngs of customers to towns.

Continue reading 'Department Stores'...

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 Tower Ballroom episode of the 2018 season of Strictly, we’re shining our spotlight on Blackpool with this selection of nostalgic images from The Francis Frith Collection.

Continue reading 'Strictly Blackpool'...

A selection of nostalgic photographs of milk and dairy delivery carts and dairy cows returning "home" for milking time.

Continue reading 'Until the cows come home'...

Smiles all around in this selection of favourite photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of traditional donkey rides on our nation's beaches from 1906-1963.

Continue reading 'Donkeys on the sands'...