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Isle of Wight to Stonehenge

Britain's First Photo Album Episode 4 of 10

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.

Today John's journey will begin on the Isle of Wight, where he will be visiting one of the oldest theme parks in the world, sampling the wares of a Hampshire brewing town and using early photographs to prove that Stonehenge has not stood as we know it for quite as long as we might imagine.

Release date:

29 minutes

Last on

Tue 1 Sep 2015 12:30


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Sergeant
Executive ProducerRichard Farmbrough
Series ProducerStephen Taylor Woodrow