Living Memories

British life and landscapes within living memory are recorded in the pages of this series of Frith local books. Each county or town title is lavishly illustrated with high-quality historical photographs mainly taken in the 1950s and 60s, revealing the changing face of everyday life and places throughout Britain in the not-so-distant past, in the era before shopping precincts, motorways and out of town developments. There are 52 books in this series.

Prices from £14.

Books in this series

What to expect in a Living Memories book

That’s where I had my first job!

That’s where I had my first job!

With titles covering locations all round Britain, there are bound to be many books here of interest to you and your family. Travel back in time and revisit the landmarks and places where you or loved ones went to school, first work, courted, got married, or went on holiday. Photo is Uttoxeter, High Street c.1955, featured in Uttoxeter Living Memories.

Just how you remember it

Just how you remember it

See High Streets that have undergone considerable change since the photographs were taken, especially where the dominance of the motor-car and out-of-town supermarkets has killed off their bustling High Streets, or redevelopment changed them forever. Photo is The Stonebow , Lincoln c1950, featured in Lincolnshire Living Memories.

A different kind of childhood

A different kind of childhood

Do you remember the Saturday cinema club? How about your (relatively) unsupervised and carefree adventures as kids in the lane or at the park? These books will spark many memories for you and your family of a childhood many today are so nostalgic for. Photo is Daventry, Rec Ground c.1965, featured in Daventry Living Memories.

Selected pages from the Living Memories series.

To get a feel for what you can expect from this book series, take a peak at these sample pages from a Living Memories book.

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.

Before you buy, you can add a personal message which will be printed on the title page of your personalised book for no extra cost. Available as paperback or hardback.


Poetry books and any books under the 'Stock Books' category cannot be personalised and available on in paperback or hardback as specified.

Add a dedication to the title page

Free Photo Print with this Book

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 the 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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