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Now the achievement of Francis Frith and his team is celebrated in a 10-part BBC Daytime television series presented by John Sergeant, 'Britain's First Photo Album', illustrated with hundreds of images from The Francis Frith Collection. This beautifully presented TV tie-in book accompanies the series, and will make intriguing reading for everyone interested in our heritage. This is no stuffy history book, but a colourful and entertaining title crammed full with evocative historical photos from The Francis Frith Collection of places all around Britain as they appeared in the 19th century, combined with modern colour photos taken by John Sergeant inspired by the locations as they are now. The historical photographs are brought to life in a series of fascinating interviews as John Sergeant meets people living or working in the same places today, who tell their stories as they work to keep Britain's heritage alive.

  • Free optional inscription available!
  • 320 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-84589-578-5
  • Printed to order

Free Mounted Photo Print with this book!

A Frith photo print

These books include a voucher for a free Frith Photo Print. Turn to the back of your Frith book and find a voucher for a free mounted print of a Frith photo of your choice. Simply choose any photo from the book, return the completed voucher with a small payment for P&P. We will then print it in sepia and mount it for you in our Medium Standard mount.

The perfect, personalised gift

Add a dedication to the title page

Add a personal dedication to the title page - free of charge. Most of our books are printed individually to order. You can 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. This is a great option for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and leaving or retirement.

" I ordered a book with a personalised touch (from my youngest kids to their grandma). Having the option to personalise is one of the reasons I bought it. It was promptly delivered, no fuss, no delays. An absolutely beautiful pictorial historical account of my Mum's home town, which I am sure she will be delighted with.

Thank you very much Francis Frith."

Michael Berryman