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Essex Family History Images


This page provides the index for the vintage photographs and sketches collected by Essex Family History.

Viewing is free. 

Please click on a parish to see the old images.

Parishes in gray do not yet have old photographs listed.

Most images on this web site are copyrighted which prevents any form of copying without specific approval.

Several pictures have been supplied by vistors to this site.

If you have any  old postcards or photographs we would be delighted to display them with suitable acknowledgement.

Contact the webmaster for details.



Bradwell on Sea

Burnham on Crouch

Cold Norton






North Fambridge

Osea Island


St Lawrence


Stow Maries



Woodham Mortimer

Woodham Walter



Advice on caring for/restoring your old photograpshs


Many of the photographs/Postcards collected by Essex  Family History have required restoration.

A brief guide is available to caring for and restoring old photographs .

click here



Commercial Partners offering Image related products



The best national set of  images are owned by a publishing company called Francis Frith.

Burnham-on-Crouch, High Street c1950.  (Neg. B325005)   Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2007.

Francis Frith was a Victorian photographer who pioneered picture postcards. On his death the family business continued following the standards laid down by Francis Frith until it closed in 1971 rather than lower it's standards by competing with  the mass manufactured modern postcards.

The Frith archive  contains over 365,000 photographs of some 7,000 towns and villages throughout Britain. Taken between 1860 and 1970 these form a topographical record of Britain without equal and is recognised as the only photographic collection of national importance remaining in private hands and so to be available for public purchase..

Frith has used modern high quality digital imaging on the original photographic plated to bring up the best possible digital copy of the image making Frith Pictures amongst the best old photographs available.

This web site has  over 50 of Francis Frith's super pictures of Eastern Essex.

You are free to browse and can connect to the Frith web site if you wish to download or purchase any of the images.

To be taken to the village index page for these images please click the  Francis Frith photograph of old Burnham above



The Special  Day Certificate

The certificates are produced by Marshland  on velum paper .

Each is individually tailored to meet the needs of the recipient.

They are suitable for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, retirements or any special occasion.

The certificates usually relate to the day that the person was born although they can relate to wedding , enrolment or any other day in the last 100 years

They are reasonably priced to make them a great affordable gift for that special occasion

To check out this offer please click the link below