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The Frith Blog

Articles, news and opinions from The Francis Frith Collection.

Whilst we all hope that everyday business will soon resume as usual, we bring you this selection of nostalgic photographs of shop fronts from The Francis Frith Collection, to celebrate being ‘Open for Business’!

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A special selection of photographs from the archive of various designs of prams of the past.

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In hopeful anticipation of a long, hot summer, we bring you a selection of nostalgic Frith photographs featuring bonnets and boaters galore!

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This selection of memories and photos speaks strongly to the wartime spirit so synonymous with the British nation. They include evacuee memories of life in rural Britain and accounts of what it meant to "grow up British" during wartime.

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Happy St George's Day! Nowadays, it's not St George's martyrdom that propelled him to popularity, but the tales of his heroism in slaying dragons and rescuing maidens. We thought we would bring you some nostalgic photos that might help in a small way remind us all of what makes England so great!

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As Easter approaches, we share this special selection of your memories of how you spent Easter as a child!

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A golden host of daffodils is one of the most welcome sights of spring, proof that the cold, dark days of winter are over and summer is not far away. In celebration of the season, this image feature highlights some photos of daffodils and narcissi in The Francis Frith Collection.

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Shrove Tuesday in the past was traditionally a day for fun, feasting and pranks, the last chance for merrymaking or wild behaviour before the rigours of Lent. In this feature we bring you a selection of historical photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of places around England which are linked with local traditions celebrating Shrove Tuesday or pancakes.

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With today being Valentine's Day, we propose (see what we did there?) this special selection of photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of Gretna Green, the site of so many romantic declarations.

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Using some of the photos from The Francis Frith Collection we explore Art Deco architecture in Britain and have selected a dozen of the best.

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Archive photographs tracing the life of Robert Burns, Scotland's "national poet" as we celebrate his birthday on the 25th January. Happy Burns Night!

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