When I’m visiting somewhere new, I always check if there are any nearby National Trust places to visit. Hidden away in the Georgian streets of Liverpool I found a gem.
59 Rodney Street was home to Edward Chambré Hardman and his wife Margaret from 1948 until their deaths. Edward was a professional portrait photographer, with Margaret working as the driving influence behind the scenes, and the house doubled as their studio for many years.
Today the house is frozen in time, with many rooms left as Edward and Margaret would have known them. The contrast between the formal workspaces and the rooms they lived in, which are full of the belongings they hoarded over the years.
As a photographer it was fascinating to see the Hardmans’ house and I’d love to have had more time to spend in each room, taking in all the details.
3 May 2019