The Hardmans of Rodney Street – With Simon Osborne

The Hardmans of Rodney Street

With Simon Osborne

Thursday 6th March 7:00-7:30pm

£25.00 per person

E. Chambré Hardman was born in 1898 in Dublin, Ireland. He took his first photographs aged nine and went on to win many photographic competitions in his youth. From the age of  eighteen, he spent four years as a regular officer in the 8th Gurkha Rifles in India where he found time for photography. In 1926 Chambré Hardman appointed seventeen year-old Margaret Mills as his assistant. In  August 1932 Hardman married Margaret, he aged 33 and she 23, and they rented a flat at 59 Hope Street, Liverpool. Together they worked long hours at the studio building the business. In 1948  they moved to larger premises at 59 Rodney Street. This became their new studio and also their home for the rest of their lives. E.Chambre Hardman died in April 1988 leaving behind his reputation as Liverpool’s foremost  photographer.

The house and studio, at 59 Rodney Street, were taken over by the E. Chambré Hardman Trust in order to conserve his work. That responsibility was later transferred to the National Trust and we welcome Simon Osborne from the National Trust who will talk about E Chambré Hardman and his work.



Pressed Ham and Vegetable Terrine, Apple Puree

(V) Grilled Goats Cheese & Beetroot Salad (V)


Main Course

Roast Breast of Chicken with a Wild Mushroom &  Truffle Stuffing,

Red  Wine and Thyme Sauce



Caramel Cheese Cake with Toffee Sauce