Photo Books

Hundreds of nostalgic photo books about Britain. 10 fascinating ranges to enjoy, lavishly illustrated with our high quality photographs.

Search here for your favourite places in Britain and find local nostalgic books.

Nostalgic Local Photo Books

Personalise your Book

Most of our books are printed individually to your order, allowing you to add a personal message when you buy that will be printed on the title page at no extra cost, making our books a great gift or keepsake.

There is simply nothing like receiving a gift that has been specially chosen with you in mind.Our individually printed, personalised books are the perfect way to show you care and are ideal for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and leaving or retirement occasions.

Before you buy, you can add a personal message which will be printed on the title page of your personalised book for no extra cost. Available as paperback or hardback.


Poetry books and any books under the 'Stock Books' category cannot be personalised and available on in paperback or hardback as specified.

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A History & Celebration

Compare the past with the more recent and celebrate our Nation's heritage!

About the books in this series These are history books about towns and cities around Britain with a difference. Read a History a... Show more These are history books about towns and cities around Britain with a difference. Read a History and Celebration book about your home town or city, and you will find out what really shaped your locality. In these authoritative and highly readable texts, the authors recount the stories and events that together made up each location’s history, and relate them directly to what you can still seen on the ground today.

Photographic Memories

Our popular range of local books featuring photos prior to the 1960s.

About the books in this series Travel back in time and revisit the landmarks and places of the past in this popular series. Foc... Show more Travel back in time and revisit the landmarks and places of the past in this popular series. Focussing on photos taken before the 1960's, and with hundreds of titles, there are bound to be many covering places of interest to you, your friends and family.

County Memories

Content-rich titles for a real insight into the past

About the books in this series We are proud to present the County Memories series from The Francis Frith Collection. This wonder... Show more We are proud to present the County Memories series from The Francis Frith Collection. This wonderful set of paperbacks showcases the unique stories of Cornwall, Cheshire, Devon, Surrey, Sussex, the Thames Valley and Yorkshire with fine historical photographs, maps, traditional recipes, heritage and industry, archaeology, fascinating local facts and folklore.

A Taste Of ...

Nostalgic Recipes to Whet your appetite

About the books in this series Travel around Scotland, Wales and the regions of England through the pages of the books in our 'A... Show more Travel around Scotland, Wales and the regions of England through the pages of the books in our 'A Taste of ...' series, and discover the delicious variety of our traditional dishes, as well as some of the stories behind the recipes. Your journey is given added flavour by delightful period images from The Francis Frith Collection, showing the people and places of these regions in past times. Each title in the series explores a particular region, featuring some of its cities, towns and villages in glorious period photographs, with a selection of the local food and recipes that the area is known for.

Town & City Memories

A great mix of photos centring on specific locations around the UK

About the books in this series Local history books with readable and informative running texts written by knowledgeable local au... Show more Local history books with readable and informative running texts written by knowledgeable local authors, and lavishly illustrated with fine quality historical photographs, usually ranging from the mid-Victorian period to the 1950s and 60s.

Collected Memories

Memories from our website visitors, inspired by the Frith archive

About the books in this series These stunning recent compilation titles highlight some of the best memories of life from all ove... Show more These stunning recent compilation titles highlight some of the best memories of life from all over Britain selected from the thousands contributed to the Share Your Memories feature here on the Frith website. The result has enabled us to publish these absorbing, funny and often poignant reminders of British life from the Second World War to the 1970s.

Living Memories

British life and landscapes within living memory

About the books in this series British life and landscapes within living memory are recorded in the pages of this series of Frit... Show more British life and landscapes within living memory are recorded in the pages of this series of Frith local books. Each county or town title is lavishly illustrated with high-quality historical photographs mainly taken in the 1950s and 60s, revealing the changing face of everyday life and places throughout Britain in the not-so-distant past, in the era before shopping precincts, motorways and out of town developments.

General Interest

More general titles based around a theme - the clue really is in the title!

About the books in this series Have a craving for castles, or a penchant for piers? Our collection of titles based around themed... Show more Have a craving for castles, or a penchant for piers? Our collection of titles based around themed images from our Archive will provide you or someone you know with an historic insight to times past.

Poetry Books

A great blend of classic poetry with stunning Frith photographs

About the books in this series Poetry and prose pocket anthologies - mouth-watering fusions of classic literature and Frith phot... Show more Poetry and prose pocket anthologies - mouth-watering fusions of classic literature and Frith photography. Featuring poems from Thomas Hardy, Robert Burns, William Blake, John Keats and many more!

Stock Books

Larger books, covering more general interests and available from stock

About the books in this series A selection of books we have in stock, available to buy using our express delivery service. All t... Show more A selection of books we have in stock, available to buy using our express delivery service. All titles in this category are unable to be personalised and are only available in either paperback or hardback as specified. These books are not printed to order.

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