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The Frith Blog

Photo features and news from The Francis Frith Collection.

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'...

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'...

We mark St George’s Day with a selection of nostalgic Frith photographs of pubs and inns named after St George and the Dragon, some of which are sadly no longer in business.

Continue reading 'George & Dragon Pubs'...

Marking the 2018 Centenary of the Royal Air Force with photos of RAF aircraft, personnel and families, and buildings. We hope you enjoy seeing them today.

Continue reading '100 Years of the RAF'...

As Father's Day approaches, we bring a new selection of our photos of fathers and their children.

Continue reading 'Father and Child'...

A family day out and a ride on the miniature railway - what a treat! Presenting a special selection of photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of children (of all ages) enjoying the special, simple thrill of a ride on the miniature train.

Continue reading 'Miniature Railways'...

From the horse-drawn omnibus, to motorised trams to shiny double-deckers, buses have long-since been a transportation lifeline. Here is a special selection of nostalgic photographs from the Frith archive spanning 1893 to 1960 of the wonderful bus!

Continue reading 'On the buses'...

A special selection of nostalgic photographs of bowling greens from The Francis Frith Collection.

Continue reading 'On the bowling green'...

As we celebrate Mothering Sunday, we bring you a special selection of photographs of mothers with their children, together with some sweet, sentimental quotes about motherhood.

Continue reading 'A Mother's Love'...

In former times the village blacksmith or 'smithy' was an important member of the community. The blacksmith’s workshop, along with the church, pub and local store, was an essential component of a village’s existence. It is not surprising then, that as Frith photographers travelled around villages they often captured the local smithy at work.

Continue reading 'The Village Blacksmith'...