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