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.

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'...

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 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'...

Celebrating Salisbury - our nearest city - with a selection of lovely vintage views of this delightful place.

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Celebrating the summer solstice with photographs of the famous prehistoric sites of Stonehenge and Avebury, and Glastonbury Tor.

Continue reading 'Ancient Stones'...

Curious old buildings known as Buttermarkets or Buttercrosses can be seen in a number of town centres around Britain. In the days when most farmers sold their produce locally, these were specially built structures to provide shelter for the vendors, usually the farmers’ wives, where commodities such as butter and cheese could be sold under cover on market days in the town.

Continue reading 'Buttercrosses'...

A global spotlight will shine brightly upon Royal Windsor on 19th May 2018 for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We bring you photos from The Francis Frith Collection of this beautiful town.

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A selection of favourite photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of wonderful Victorian bandstands, the elegant setting for concerts and popular entertainment for over a century.

Continue reading 'Victorian Bandstands'...

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'...

The Francis Frith Collection website isn't just about photographs! For many years we have also been home to historic maps. Here's part 1 of our blog posts on maps.

Continue reading 'Maps In Focus - Part 1'...

Images from The Francis Frith Collection of William Shakespeare's favourite places, to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.

Continue reading 'Shakespeare's favourite places'...