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The Frith Blog
Articles, news and opinions 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.
Curious old buildings known as Buttermarkets or Buttercrosses can be seen in a number of town centres around Britain. In the days when most farmers sold their produce locally, these were specially built structures to provide shelter for the vendors, usually the farmers’ wives, where commodities such as butter and cheese could be sold under cover on market days in the town.