St Pancras Station was built in 1867, taking its name from nearby St Pancras's Church, over whose churchyard some of the railway lines were laid. The station served the Midland Railway, and its Euston Road frontage is still dominated by the Midland Grand Hotel designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott.
In 1881 at 336 Portabello Road single woman Mary Dowsett aged 46 was greengrocer and had her neice Elizabeth Poulter living with her. She may have had a stall in the market as it mainly sold fresh-food in the 19th century? I think the present market resides in the district of Notting Hill.
Alexander Mcnab aged 29 & his wife Harriet aged 35 with their 2 young sons resided at number 324 Grays Inn Road on the 1901 census. Earlier in 1897 Alexander had been a Stage Carriage driver in Holloway. Cornelius Crawley another Omnibus driver probably was their lodger.
I wonder if in the future we will have pictures of empty streets, shops pubs , etc.
Will London, or the world ever be the same. Many wonder what, and why this is happening ? What the future will be like ? Where can we find answers ?
As one vicar in London, recently told his congregation, “ We don’t have the answers, but you can find them on the web site ‘jw.org’ and said that what he is doing.
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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.
What is an Album?
An album is a way to save a selection of Frith photos that are of interest to you.
Creating an Album enables you to make short lists and then make a final selection from the album. In particular it makes ordering things like calendars much easier - simply create an Album of the 12 photos you like and then use the Album when placng your order - our order process will give you this option.
You can create as many Albums as you want, so perhaps make one for your hometown, where you live now, where your parents live now etc.