Queen Elizabeth II visited this town in 1953 to offer her condolences to the hundreds of residents whose lives had been torn apart by a monstrous flood that wrecked homes and businesses. It is interesting to note that the Burton chain of menswear shops, like the one pictured here (right), have recently celebrated fifty years in business.
1 lived in Erith until 1970 born in 1932 at 7 Athol road off of Deluci road which is next to the old Tivoli cinema we move there in 1934 from west street we had incenderies drop on our house in 1942 my father put a bucket over it and when he kicked it of it singed is hair and eye brows as an old lady lived upstairs a Mrs smith and had a midget lodger named Mr pledger who was a watch repairer we ...see more
I lived in Upper Belvedere from the time I was born until I married 1n 1954. I used to catch the 99 bus from the Eardly Arms pub, on a Saturday morning. to the Ritz cinema in the high street Erith. There was no Odeon then. The only other cinema was a mile or two away at the Pom Pom called the Rialto. The bus fare was 2 pence, 2 pence for the pictures and 2 pence for the journey home The Ritz stood on the corner of ...see more
I lived on High Street from 1959 to 1962 as a child of US Air Force parents. We rented from the Rabies who owned a cute shop (lived upstairs) on High Street. I remember the river was behind our house and because we were almost the last house on the street, the locks were right there! I am planning a trip back to show my husband this adorable town....can anyone give my any updated information? Thank you ever so much,
All our photos are printed as optimised versions of their originals, this process can take anything from 15 minutes to several hours. This ensures that the product you get shows the true quality that Frith photos are renowned for.
Example of image retouching:
Genealogy & Research Images
Why Reference Prints?
All 300,000 photographs in The Frith Collection have been scanned, but as the photos were taken over a 110 year period on a wide range of glass & film negatives, using different photographic processes, every image has to be checked and optimised, before we make a print for a customer. This process can take from 15 minutes to several hours, depending on the condition of the original that we scanned. In order to offer a worthwhile selection of photos for each town, our website has traditionally displayed a mix of fully optimised photos with some that have been checked and tonally adjusted, but still require further work to bring them to the standard our products are known for.
Despite this work over the last 20 years, more than 60,000 scans have still not been individually checked and therefore not shown on our website. Some of these may prove to be damaged, faded, or not of sufficient quality to ever be offered in our full product range. However, since the number of Genealogists and Local Historians using our website is growing all the time, with effect September 2021 we will display the unchecked images marked as "Reference Only". Until they are checked and optimised these photos will only be available on the website for on-line research, or available to order as 7" x 4” Reference Prints sold as seen, with no warranty. Over the next few years as these photos are checked, those that meet our essential quality requirements will gradually be optimised and added to our main selection.