The Frith Blog
Photo features and news 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.
Images from The Francis Frith Collection of William Shakespeare's favourite places, to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.
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".