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Hundreds of nostalgic photo books about Britain. Twelve fascinating ranges to enjoy, all printed to order and lavishly illustrated with our high quality photographs. From books depecting life as it was in the first half of the 20th Century to a more recent step back in time to the 1960s, via recipes, trivia and poetry - there's sure to be something which will whet your reading apetite. Many of our books can be personalised for free with your own text on the title page to make a perfect gift for birthday's, Christmas and other celebrations.

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Nostalgic Local Photo Books

Our Book Ranges

Over 2 million books sold since 1999

A History & Celebration

Compare the past with the more recent and celebrate our Nation's heritage!

Photographic Memories

Our popular range of local books featuring photos prior to the 1960s.

County Memories

Content-rich titles for a real insight into the past.

A Taste Of Britain

Nostalgic Recipes to whet your appetite.

Town & City Memories

A great mix of photos centring on specific locations around the UK.

Collected Memories

Memories from our website visitors, inspired by the Frith archive.

Living Memories

British life and landscapes within living memory.

Flavours Of...

Take a delightful dip into local flavours and food.

Did You Know?

Fascinating local facts, regional dialect, ghost stories, local recipes, sporting anecdotes and a quiz on local history.

General Interest

More general titles based around a theme - the clue really is in the title!

Poetry Books

A great blend of classic poetry with stunning Frith photographs.

Stock Books

Larger books, covering more general interests and available from stock

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 only in either paperback or hardback as specified.

Add a dedication to the title page

What people say:

Thanks for a real grand book.

Sent in by Mr RK Wood

….several people have asked how to get hold of these items. I have eagerly recommended the service provided. It was lovely to get such friendly, efficient help.

Sent in by Karen Couchie

I recently purchased your East London Photographic Memories and I would like to say what an excellent read it is - full of old photos and such. I will probably be buying some of your other books in the future.

Sent in by Bruce Danton

The book has really given me quite unbelievable pleasure and brought back so many wonderful memories, a treasure indeed.

Sent in by Mrs M Harker

….the print will become part of family history and a treasured possession. Many thanks.

Sent in by Leslie Hobbs

...We spent 12 years at Sandown Caravan Park when they were all small, now they all take their children over for holidays. Wonderful memories. Thank you.

Sent in by Dorothy Frampton

…I commend you on research and the quality of this book as first class.

Sent in by Mr MJ Raynor

The book was a Christmas present. An excellent choice which gave me a wonderful trip down memory lane on Christmas Day. Thank you.

Sent in by Paul Nunn

May I take this opportunity of saying how much I have enjoyed your book……

Sent in by MD Shaw

I felt I had to write to congratulate you on the production of such an excellent book…..I found the book of immense interest.

Sent in by Roger J Putnam

Really have enjoyed my book. Wonderful collection.

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…the photographs are lovely and you have caught the feeling of the town so well in your captions - it is a joy to read and I look forward to your next edition. Many thanks for such a lovely book.

Sent in by Margaret M Porter

Thank you so much for a wonderful book which brings back so many memories for my husband.

Sent in by Mrs E Wright

….Many thanks for yet another very interesting book.

Sent in by Mrs M Wright

A really charming and evocative book. Well done! I'm very proud to have had my own name printed in it as a pre-publication buyer - Christmas presents sorted!

Sent in by Peter O'sullivan
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