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The Frith Blog

Photo features and news from The Francis Frith Collection.

A highlight of the BBC TV series ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is the episode that takes place at the Tower Ballroom at Blackpool, considered to be the spiritual home of ballroom dancing. To celebrate the Tower Ballroom episode of the 2018 season of Strictly, we’re shining our spotlight on Blackpool with this selection of nostalgic images from The Francis Frith Collection.

Continue reading 'Strictly Blackpool'...

A selection of nostalgic photographs of milk and dairy delivery carts and dairy cows returning "home" for milking time.

Continue reading 'Until the cows come home'...

Favourite photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of traditional donkey rides on our nation's beaches from 1906-1963.

Continue reading 'Donkeys on the sands'...

Celebrating Salisbury - our nearest city - with a selection of lovely vintage views of this delightful place.

Continue reading 'Celebrating Salisbury'...

A selection of archive photos of life on railway platforms in the early part of the last century.

Continue reading 'Waiting on the platform'...

Oh, the thrill of the silver screen for children in the 1950s and 1960s, and the fun to be had at the cinema in the past at the Saturday morning children’s cinema club!

Continue reading 'The Saturday Cinema Club'...

Britain's National Health Service is 70 years old this year. In this feature we bring you archive photographs connected with health and healthcare, dating from c1897 to the 1950s.

Continue reading 'Healthcare'...

We hope you enjoy these favourite football-themed photographs from The Francis Frith Collection.

Continue reading 'Football Crazy'...

A selection of both sweet and slightly excruciating memories of first loves and first kisses!

Continue reading 'My First Kiss'...

Celebrating the summer solstice with photographs of the famous prehistoric sites of Stonehenge and Avebury, and Glastonbury Tor.

Continue reading 'Ancient Stones'...

Gather round and celebrate the great British beach hut with this special selection of photos from The Francis Frith Collection.

Continue reading 'Beach Huts'...

A global spotlight will shine brightly upon Royal Windsor on 19th May 2018 for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We bring you photos from The Francis Frith Collection of this beautiful town.

Continue reading 'Royal Windsor'...