Francis Frith presents Britain’s First Photo Album

Published to accompany a BBC Television series of the same name, this fascinating book follows John Sergeant as he takes a photographic journey through history in the footsteps of Francis Frith – the pioneer photographer.

Britain's First Photo Album Francis Frith


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This is no stuffy history book, but a colourful and entertaining title crammed full with evocative historical photos from The Francis Frith Collection of places all around Britain as they appeared in the 19th century, combined with modern colour photos taken by John Sergeant inspired by the locations as they are now.

The historical photographs are brought to life in a series of fascinating interviews as John Sergeant meets people living or working in the same places today, who tell their stories as they work to keep Britain’s heritage alive. This beautifully presented book provides a fascinating look back at the past and will make intriguing reading for everyone interested in our heritage.