Thursday, 15 March 2012

Britain's First Photo Album

Isle of Wight to Stonehenge

The Victorian photographer Francis Frith spent the best part of his life documenting Britain. His aim was to photograph every city, every town and every village in the land. He and his team took tens of thousands of pictures and left us with an invaluable record of a Britain frozen in time. Now, John Sergeant is attempting to follow in Frith's footsteps, finding out what has changed, what has stayed the same and what has gone forever: he'll be unravelling some of the mysteries of this unique archive and he'll be taking his own photographs.

Thu 15 Mar 2012 18:30 BBC Two




Today John's journey will.... using early photographs to prove that Stonehenge has not stood as we know it for quite as long as we might imagine....

More on those photos here

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