- A Preview of John Sergeant's Photographic Journey from Chesterfield to Eyam Duration: 00:39 Chesterfield to Eyam
- A Snapshot of John Sergeant’s North-east Journey Hartlepool to Whitby Duration: 00:37 Hartlepool to Whitby
- A Preview of John Sergeant’s Photographic Tour from Stirling to Falkirk Duration: 00:37 Stirling to Falkirk
- A Snapshot of John Sergeant’s North West Journey from Liverpool to Blackpool Duration: 00:43 Liverpool to Blackpool
- A Snapshot of John Sergeant’s Travels from Newport to Gloucester Duration: 00:42 Newport to Gloucester
- A Preview of John Sergeant’s Journey from Lyme Regis to Barnstaple Duration: 00:33 Lyme Regis to Barnstaple
Celebrate Britain’s history though photographs
Britain’s First Photo Album traces the extraordinary achievement of the pioneering Victorian photographer Francis Frith and his team.
Frith embarked upon a colossal project to photograph as much of Great Britain as possible during the second half of the 19th century. In this series John Sergeant sets out to follow in Francis Frith’s footsteps to find out more about ‘Britain’s First Photo Album’ and celebrate our shared past.
Photography and local history
There are lots of ways for you to get involved in both local history and photography. Why not take a look at some photo sharing groups online or local archives to explore the past.
Local archives exist all over the country; often they have photographic collections, books and memorabilia. Why not give your local archive a visit and explore your family tree or local heritage.
Inspired by the TV series, Britain’s First Photo Album, we’ve created a free booklet available for download, it explores some of the themes around the programme relating to the history of photography. Offering tips on how you can find out more about your photographs and learn more about local history. You can download the booklet from the Resources page.
Discover Britain's First Photo Album activities for all ages across the UK, run by partners.Search for activities near you with Things To Do
Your local museums, libraries and historical societies are inviting to you to attend a whole range of free activities linking to the programmes. These events offer a unique opportunity for you to explore your local heritage and the history of photography.
To find out about events taking place in your area, go to Things To Do, the BBC's activity finder website.