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National Trust, The Hardmans' House
National Trust, The Hardmans' House

Photo credit: Google image capture July 2018, © 2019 Google

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, venues and exhibitions are closed until further notice. We recommend checking with the venues' own websites for up-to-date information. The Hardmans’ House, situated just below the Anglican Cathedral on 59 Rodney Street, in the centre of Liverpool, is a fascinating place. It was once the home of the Irish-born photographer Edward Chambré Hardman (1898–1988), best known for his iconic image of the Birth of the Ark Royal. He lived there with his wife Margaret (1908–1970), who had been his assistant, from 1948. Shortly before his death he set up a Trust and bequeathed his house and contents to it, which was subsequently transferred to the National Trust in 2003.

National Trust, The Hardmans' House

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National Trust, The Hardmans' House

59 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 9EX England

01517 096261

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  • 30 October 2020

    As we approach Halloween, here's a spooky photograph taken by Mr Hardman of a young man in bed asleep while a ghostly figure stands above him. Long before the days of Photoshop, Edward had to superimpose the ghostly figure onto the photograph to create this chilling scene