Bittern Books are delighted to bring you the range of Francis Frith photographic books for the east of England.  These books have been around for some time, but have not been readily available through retail channels for a few years.  Now Frith are using digital printing methods to produce the short runs typical for these sort of books and have appointed Bittern as their stockist and distributor for the range covering the East of England.

Norfolk Photographic Memories Frith CollectionNorfolk Broads Photographic Memories Frith Collection

Francis Frith started his photographic business in the 1870s, seeing an opportunity to sell souvenir photographs to holiday visitors.  He soon employed teams of photographers around the country and started producing postcards.  After his death in 1899, his sons, and later his grandson, took on and developed the business.  The business continued until 1969 when it finally closed, but the amazing archive of over 300,000 images was saved, and now, almost 50 years later is in the final stages of being digitized and made widely available through the publications and websites of The Francis Frith Collection.

Bittern Books will initially be stocking most of the books for Norfolk and Suffolk and plan to expand our range to include adjoining areas over the coming months.  Our current range is listed below – titles without links are not currently held in stock but can be obtained to order.  Please contact us if there is anything in particular you are looking for.

Francis Frith Norfolk Range

Title (Photographic Memories) ISBN Author Pages RRP
Norfolk 978-1-85937-195-4 Terence Sackett 128 £15.00
Norfolk – A Second Selection 978-1-84589-483-2 Barry Pardue 128 £15.00
Cromer, Sheringham and Holt  978-1-85937-815-1 Barry Pardue 96 £15.00
Great Yarmouth 978-1-85937-426-9 Clive Tully 96 £15.00
King’s Lynn 978-1-85937-334-7 Barry Pardue 96 £15.00
Norfolk Broads 978-1-84589-073-5 Elizabeth Purdy 128 £15.00
Norfolk Coast 978-1-84589-416-0 Neil Storey 128 £15.00
Norfolk Villages 978-1-84589-350-7 Elizabeth Purdy 128 £15.00
Norwich 978-1-85937-194-7 Martin Andrew 96 £15.00
Norfolk Living Memories  978-1-85937-815-1 Frank Meeres 128 £15.00
King’s Lynn – A History and Celebration 978-1-84589-639-3 Adrian Parker/Bryan Howling 128 £19.00
Norwich – A History and Celebration 978-1-84589-649-2 Frank Meeres 128 £19.00


Francis Frith Suffolk Range

Title (Photographic Memories) ISBN Author Pages RRP
Suffolk 978-1-85937-221-0 Clive Tully 128 £15.00
Suffolk – A Second Selection 978-1-84589-499-3 Clive Paine 128 £15.00
Suffolk Coast 978-1-85937-610-2 Roly Smith 128 £15.00
Suffolk Villages 978-1-84589-492-4 Clive Paine 128 £15.00
Ipswich 978-1-85937-424-5 Clive Tully 96 £15.00
Southwold to Aldeburgh 978-1-85937-848-9 Carol & Michaeil Weaver 96 £15.00
Sudbury, Lavenham and Long Melford 978-1-85937-850-2 Clive Paine 96 £15.00
Around Woodbridge 978-1-85937-498-6 Carol & Michaeil Weaver 96 £15.00
Suffolk Living Memories 978-1-84589-353-8 Clive Paine 128 £15.00
Bury St Edmunds Town and City Memories 978-1-84589-081-0 Clive Paine 96 £15.00
Newmarket Town and City Memories 978-1-84589-167-1 Joan Shaw 96 £15.00
Bury St Edmunds – A History and Celebration 978-1-84589-615-7 Carol Twinch 128 £19.00
Lowestoft – A History and Celebration 978-1-84589-643-0 Ian G Robb 128 £19.00