VISIT THE PAST: OLD PHOTOS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES.
Welcome to Visit The Past. With these Old UK Photographs we would like to give you a taste of the social history of the British Isles. As a photo archive we strive to build the UK's biggest collection of classic photos.
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contact us . Please enjoy your time looking through the galleries. I always appreciate comments about the photographs. Feel free to leave a message in the guest book.
VISIT THE PASTis an ever increasing archive of Old UK Photos, showing pictures and images of life and social history in the 19th and early 20th century of Cities, Towns, Villages and Historic Landmarks of England, Scotland and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in the British Isles .
Old Photos of the United Kingdomimages are sourced from Old Photos, Vintage Postcards, Edwardian and Victorian photos and antique prints.
Life looked quite affluent in many of the photographs but there were two standards of living, the rich and the poor. The magnificent Victorian buildings showing prosperity but down the ladder life was very hard for the poor.
The seaside holiday and photography developed together, holidays became increasingly popular, the number of photographs offered for sale as memories of the annual week by the coast grew enormously.
Take a look at your hometown old photos and see how much it has changed in the past hundred years.
POSTCARDSWhen the art of colouring photographs became available in the 1890s,the coloured holiday photographic print, and later the picture postcard really took off through a wonderful collection of coloured photographs covering resorts around the British Isles coast,they gave an unforgettable seaside memory.
ADVERTISING SIGNS AND POSTERSColourful printed poster advertising has only been possible for about 100 years.
Take a nostalgic look at the Enamel early advertising signs and Posters.
VISIT THE PASTshows vintage old photos of the the cities and towns of:
Bath,Bradford,Brighton and Hove,Bristol,Cambridge,Canterbury,Carlisle, Chester, Chichester,City of London, Derby,Durham, Ely, Exeter,Gloucester,Harrogate,Hereford, Kingston upon Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, Lowestoft, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Redcar, Ripon, Salford ,Salisbury, Sheffield, Southampton, St Albans, Stoke on Trent, Sunderland, Truro, Wakefield, Warwick, Wells, Whitby, Winchester, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York and many more.
To purchase any picture please enter the GALLERY
VISIT THE PASTalso shows vintage old photos of the English Counties of:
Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire. Also the Channel Islands,Isle of Man,Scotland,Wales.
COUNTRYSIDE SCENESOld Hunting Scenes.
EDWARDIAN BEACH SCENESRather risque for the time.
SCOTTISH REGIMENTS UNIFORMS
MATCHBOX LABELSa small collection of Matchbox Labels collected between 1940-1946 in India and Ceylon,other countries:U.S.A. Canada,South Africa,Australia.
I hope you find things of interest and look forward to any comments you care to give.
Many of the old photos are lacking information if you are local to any and have any knowledge regarding location or history I would be only to glad to add them to the site.
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