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Lavishly illustrated with fine quality photographs from the world-famous Francis Frith Collection, this book is rich in detail and provides a fascinating portrait of life and times long since changed. The chapters cover subjects such as working life in the past in town and country, recreation and leisure, life on the land and also beside the sea, and a selection of buildings and antiquities of interest, all illustrated with nostalgic and evocative historical photographs and explained in an informative text. Read this book and find out about such topics as: • The story of Devon fine lace making• The skilled work of the Corsham stone carvers and masons• A traditional Welsh pottery• The early years of the village postman and the postal service• Lives of the London street traders and the bootblack boys• The story of the Aldeburgh and Cromer lifeboatmen

  • Free optional inscription available!
  • 144 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-85937-213-5
  • 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

Places Featured In This Book

These location listings are intended as a guide only. Whilst we try our best to publish accurate information, sometimes image listings change and locations are dropped. If one location is particularly important to you, please get in touch and we can double check.