The Frith Blog

Articles, news and opinions from The Francis Frith Collection.

We are always looking at old photographs and quite often we come across fascinating stories, facts and scenes and we want to share these with you. This is why we created the Frith Blog - it could be a set of photographs connected with the current season, upcoming events or a theme. We hope you enjoy browsing what we've found and if you have any ideas of articles we could create in the future, please let us know.

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We send Her Majesty our sincere congratulations on her Jubilee, and grateful thanks for her incredible seventy years of service to our nation.

Continue reading 'A Platinum Jubilee Celebration!'...

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'...

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'...

Are you a keen gardener? We hope you enjoy this hand-picked selection of our images celebrating Britain's love of gardens.

Continue reading 'Gardens and gardening'...

We celebrate St David's Day - 1st March - with some of our staff's favourite photographs of Wales and the Welsh people from The Francis Frith Collection.

Continue reading 'St David's Day'...

The 1921 UK Census information will be published online on 6th January 2022. This will be the first time that this information will be available for anyone to search it, either online or in an archive, and is an event eagerly awaited by genealogists, historians and everyone compiling their own family history.

Continue reading 'Life in 1921'...

A special selection of photographs from our Archive of the War Memorials that connect us with those who fought and perished in the world wars that have shaped the world we live in today.

Continue reading 'War Memorials'...

Remember, remember, the 5th of November! Archive photos, some history and your memories about Bonfire Night.

Continue reading 'Bonfire Night'...

From the heart of the village to the heart of the harvest, the images in The Francis Frith Collection provide a fascinating documentary record of rural life and social and economic change in Britain’s countryside over the last 150 years.

Continue reading 'Country Life'...

Wooden desks and inkwells, school milk and The Cane! We remember the best (and worst) of schooldays in the 1950s and 60s.

Continue reading 'Schoolday memories'...

Photos and memories of harvest time, that most special time of year in UK countryside communities.

Continue reading 'Bringing in the harvest'...

Dip into this seasonal selection of nostalgic photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of people in the past having fun in the sun, as we celebrate the onset of summer.

Continue reading 'Here Comes Summer!'...