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The Frith Blog

Photo features and news from The Francis Frith Collection.

Celebrating the summer solstice with photographs of the famous prehistoric sites of Stonehenge and Avebury, and Glastonbury Tor.

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A global spotlight will shine brightly upon Royal Windsor on 19th May 2018 for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We bring you photos from The Francis Frith Collection of this beautiful town.

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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.

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A selection of favourite photographs from The Francis Frith Collection of wonderful Victorian bandstands, the elegant setting for concerts and popular entertainment for over a century.

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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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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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The Francis Frith Collection website isn't just about photographs! For many years we have also been home to historic maps. Here's part 1 of our blog posts on maps.

Continue reading 'Maps In Focus - Part 1'...

Images from The Francis Frith Collection of William Shakespeare's favourite places, to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.

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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.

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A look at the Frith photographs of Bournemouth, Paignton, Southbourne, Ladram Bay and Brighton featured on BBC's "Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman".

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The incomparable hustle & bustle of life on the market! A collection of specially selected nostalgic photos capture the personalities and unique excitement of busy market days of the past.

Continue reading 'Life on the Market'...