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The People’s Archive

The Peoples Archive ®

The People’s Archive® is our independent crowdsourced archive documenting everyday life in twentieth century Britain.

The archive gives a platform and voice to a diverse spectrum of society and communities across the UK.

‘The People’s Archive® is an essential social document highlighting the changes of everyday life, society and culture before smart phones and social media – by the people who lived through it.’

The images cover all aspects of British life and highlight everything from childhood, industry, housing, fashion and popular culture. You can view a selection of our archive via the dropdown menu of this page.

Moon landing fever hits Selsdon, Surrey, 1969.

Community Workshops

Our community workshops tackle social isolation an enable people to socially engage and tell their own stories through photography.

As well as exhibiting the archive across towns and cities in the UK, we are currently crowdfunding towards our long term goal of a permanent exhibition space for The People’s Archive in the North West which we are looking to establish in 2020/2021. Support our crowdfunder here.

Salford, 1984.

Submit to The People's Archive

For all submissions and press enquiries please email

Terms and Conditions

By submitting your image(s) to The People’s Archive you agree to the use of your image(s) for educational, press and promotional use in relation to The People’s Archive®. The images may be used in any of our official books, merchandise, displays and exhibitions. The images will be kept within The People’s Archive® as a social document.

As a non-profit resource 100% of the funds raised using the images will be used to support and grow the archive and help fund our exhibitions and community workshops in the UK. 

Sisters and cousins eating rock after a family trip to Blackpool. Seedley, Salford, 1970s

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