Photo Books

Hundreds of nostalgic photo books about Britain. 10 fascinating ranges to enjoy, lavishly illustrated with our high quality photographs.

Search for local nostalgia books about your favourite places in Britain.

Nostalgic Local Photo Books

Our Book Ranges

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.

A Taste Of Britain

Nostalgic Recipes to whet your appetite.

County Memories

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

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.

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 on in paperback or hardback as specified.

Add a dedication to the title page

What you say about our Books

We are always grateful and proud to hear back from you. Here's what you have been saying about our Books.

To all at Francis Frith.I have just recieved my copy of 'I Remember When' which includes my entry about the Witch from my family's past (page 197, bottom right hand side).

As a hopeful as yet unpublished writer, it was fantastic to see my name in print! To know that other readers will see my own name has given me an enormous kick.

Also, the book itself is prooving to be a good read that I can pick up and put down at any time and I'll always find facinating stories, some of which have already brought back memories of my own.

My Dad is in hospital at the moment, so I'll be taking the book with me on my next visit to show him. He will be impressed with it too!

Thanks once again, all at Francis Frith for choosing to include my memory. I'll be using your site again to order very soon, and I'll sing your prais es to everyone I work with (whether they are interested or not)!

Best wishes.

Ann Martin (one very satisfied customer)

Ann Martin

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

Leslie Hobbs

Came across your book quite by accident. What a wonderful trip down memory lane and also the added bonus of a free print which means my father's Xmas present is sorted! As he is Repton born and bred so a BIG Thank You!

This book is a Christmas present from my grandchildren and has given me so much pleasure to read during my recent illness. Many of my relatives are still scattered around Devon…. Barnstaple is a particular favourite of mine, so again many sincere thanks for the pleasure and memories it has given me.

Mrs Tessa M Thomas

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Our books are printed specially for you, packed & despatched from our workshops in Wiltshire.

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