Life in 1921

On the occasion of the release today of the 1921 census of England and Wales, a selection of nostalgic historical photographs from The Francis Frith Collection depicting life as it was in 1921 is posted on the company blog at

It’s worth a few minutes to contemplate the photos and recollect changes in a century that the census does not reveal. How has the streetscape changed? Image how the woman in Kendall, by the war memorial, in the long dress would be able to safely ride a bicycle.  While Google Street View shows cars dominating that war memorial scene today it was bicycles in 1921.

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