The People’s Archive

The People’s Archive documents and preserves the hundreds of crowdsourced images that get sent into us here at the British Culture Archive.

The archive gives a platform and a voice to people and communites across the UK. It’s an important social document that highlights the changes of everyday life, society and culture by the people who lived through it.

Our online blogs and community workshops are a chance for people to socially engage and tell their own stories through photography – highlighting life as it was for many of us growing up before smart phones and social media.

School Trip to Llandudno. St Thomas’ C of E School. Seaforth, Liverpool. 1970s. Photo submitted by Jon Ainscough.

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. You can find out more about the crowdfunder HERE


Section of The People’s Archive can be seen in the galleries below.



For all submission enquiries please contact 


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. The images may be used in any of our official books, prints, displays and exhibitions. The images will be kept within the People’s Archive as a social document and will not be distributed to any external organisations.

As a non-profit resource any funds raised using the images will be used to support and grow the archive and help fund our community workshops on the UK.


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