Britain’s first Photo Album

In 1860 the pioneering Victorian photographer and entrepreneur Francis Frith founded a photographic publishing company with the aim of making a very first photographic record of the cities, towns and villages of Britain and of making these widely available to the working man.

The Images of Britain that he and the Frith company photographers took between 1860 and 1970 now form a unique and outstanding topographical record of the changing face of Britain over more than a century.

Now celebrated in a 10 part BBC television series presented by John Sergeant, Friths photographs are brought to life in a series of fascinating interviews.

Do not worry if you missed this program because you can also read about Johns visit to Stonehenge and his meeting with Frank Somers in the Book that accompanies the series:

ISBN 978-1-84589-578-5