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History books about towns and cities around Britain, with a difference. Find out what really shaped your locality. In these authoritative and highly readable texts, authors recount the stories and events that together made up each location’s history, and relate them directly to what you can still seen on the ground today.

There are 101 books in this series. Scroll down for what to expect in your A History & Celebration book.

Prices from £19.

Books in this series

What to expect from a A History & Celebration book.

Read on for a little more information about our A History & Celebration books, and see sample pages from some of them.

Your Town: Then & Now

Your Town: Then & Now

Enjoy carefully chosen photographs from The Francis Frith Collection, as well as specially commissioned modern colour photographs showing towns & cities as they are today.

Ephemera & More

Ephemera & More

As well as photographs, in the pages of these books you’ll love the ephemera items sourced by the authors such as tickets, leaflets and postcards that further tell the unique story of each place.

Celebrating Community

Celebrating Community

In this series we celebrate the vibrant communities of our towns and cities; the local worthies, past and present, whose energy and innovation have played a vital role in shaping places we love.

Topic Boxes & Fact Files

Topic Boxes & Fact Files

Topic Boxes and Fact Files will interest young and old alike, triggering enjoyable memories for older readers and informing younger members of the community about what shaped and developed each place.

Here are some sample pages from books in this series - click one to enlarge.

Personalise your Book

Most of our books are printed individually to your order, allowing you to add a personal message when you buy that will be printed on the title page at no extra cost, making our books a great gift or keepsake.

There is simply nothing like receiving a gift that has been specially chosen with you in mind. Our individually printed, personalised books are the perfect way to show you care and are ideal for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and leaving or retirement occasions.

Add a dedication to the title page

Poetry Books and those in our 'Stock Books' category cannot be personalised. Available in paperback or hardback as specified.

Free Mounted Photo Print

These books include a voucher for a free Frith Photo Print.

Turn to the back of your Frith book and find a voucher for a free mounted print of a Frith photo of your choice. Simply choose any photo from the book, return the completed voucher with a small payment for P&P. We will then print it in sepia and mount it for you in our Medium Standard mount.

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