I, my sisters and my cousins often spent our summer holidays in the 50's with my Grandmother (Ivy Eddy nee Bryant) in her cottage by the culvert as shown in the photo of the creek. The boat wreck in the picture was a sailing barge owned by the Eddy's for hauling coal up to Millbrook from Devonport. The coal was then sacked up and distributed around the village by my Grandfather on a cart pulled by a mule they called Buller ...see more
My gran Emma jane Stacey and grandfather Walter john Stacey lived here
My father used to take us on the cremyl ferry across to Edgecombe and then we would bus it to Millbrook..
Sometimes we would be greeted by flood water in the quay and along the road into Millbrook.. scary for a small child at the time
My Great Aunt Alice lived on the Quay, with her husband Jack Flemming.
The ...see more
I read Steven Mewtons memories with interest. I too, was born in 1952 and often stayed with my Gran, aunts and uncles at No.5 Silver Terrace. She was Mrs Knight and my father was Jim, with brothers John, Fred and Alex and two sisters Mary and Elsie. I have wonderful memories of playing in the brickworks, with my sister Sandra and Carol Hoare and Jennifer Beaumont. My gran later bought Charlie Bettieson's ...see more
I spent my school summer holidays in Millbrook from the mid 50's to the mid 60's - and every one was wonderful. I stayed with my grandparents, Mr and Mrs Ede, at 85 West Street, Millbrook. The house is long gone albeit the address still exists. My grandfather used to take me and a 'rabble' of cousins and young uncles camping at an area we called 'Palm Rock' on the Cremyll Road; in later years we moved and camped at ...see more
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.