New Archive Photo Releases

We are excited and proud to announce that we are sharing even more Frith photos here with you. Many have not been seen outside the Archive for over a century!

We’ll be publishing all the newly digitised photos over time, because, well, no one can enjoy and absorb this many irreplaceable historical photos in one sitting! Here are the latest releases.

Learn about this Digitisation Project

In this release we uploaded 1,452 photos of 675 UK places. The featured counties are Merseyside and Cambridgeshire and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,575 photos of 682 UK places. The featured counties are Gwent and Cleveland and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,614 photos of 752 UK places. The featured counties are West Midlands and Bedfordshire and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,713 photos of 791 UK places. The featured counties are Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,868 photos of 964 UK places. The featured counties are Cumbria and Avon and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 3,052 photos of 1,138 UK places. The featured counties are Greater Manchester and Hertfordshire and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,998 photos of 880 UK places. The featured counties are Wiltshire and Staffordshire and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,376 photos of 379 UK places. The featured counties are Highlands and Strathclyde and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 2,727 photos of 1,061 UK places. The featured counties are Northumberland and Berkshire and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 2,798 photos of 276 UK places. The featured counties are Gloucestershire and Cheshire and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,478 photos of 291 UK places. The featured counties are Surrey and Dyfed and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,749 photos of 298 UK places. The featured counties are Leicestershire and Cornwall and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 1,341 photos of 188 UK places. The featured counties are Norfolk and Cumbria and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 2,921 photos of 435 UK places. The featured counties are Lincolnshire and Dorset and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 5,823 photos of 867 UK places. The featured counties are Kent and Gwynedd and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 6,099 photos of 896 UK places. The featured counties are Oxfordshire and Lancashire and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 999 photos of 266 UK places. The featured counties are Gwynedd and Clwyd and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 6,471 photos of 1,284 UK places. The featured counties are Shropshire and Hampshire and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 8,011 photos of 1,000 UK places. The featured counties are Somerset and Essex and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 6,995 photos of 1,267 UK places. The featured counties are Suffolk and Hereford & Worcester and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 6,004 photos of 1,287 UK places. The featured counties are Greater London and Devon and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

In this release we uploaded 5,815 photos of 1,639 UK places. The featured counties are Yorkshire and Sussex and. Here are just a few - click here to browse them all.

Digitising the Archive

Our digitisation project has been a huge challenge, undertaken at enormous cost, without public funding. We have used state of the art technology to ensure we have captured the very finest details from every subject.

The original materials worked with have covered the gamut: hand-written ledgers and collodion glass plates, platinum, albumen & gelatin-silver prints, small format film and most things in between.

Even with the best technology and processes, handling so many delicate and varied materials has made this a slow, laborious and complex task.

Learn more about this project.