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 1,873 photos of 965 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 3,061 photos of 1,139 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 1,377 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 2,733 photos of 1,064 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 2,799 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 1,484 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 1,754 photos of 299 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 1,342 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 2,932 photos of 437 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 5,831 photos of 871 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 6,115 photos of 897 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 1,000 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 6,476 photos of 1,285 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 8,024 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 7,005 photos of 1,269 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 6,012 photos of 1,290 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 5,831 photos of 1,643 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.