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The Frith Blog

Photo features and news from The Francis Frith Collection.

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

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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.

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

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

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Images of when Francis Frith's photographers were lucky enough to capture the Royal Family, and special scenes of popular royal landmarks.

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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.

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We are proud to announce that our photographs will be featured this month on the new BBC 2 series "Britain in Bloom". Will you watch and spot the Frith photos?

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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.

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Water is a finite, reliable and potentially very large power source, which was widely exploited throughout Britain in the past. We hope you enjoy this selection of photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of some of Britain's most wonderful watermills.

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A selection of photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of the picturesque old almshouses that can be seen in so many towns and villages around Britain.

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To mark St David's Day we bring you this special selection of photographs of people in traditional Welsh costume from The Francis Frith Collection.

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