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May 31, 2018

Wonderful England in the Early 1950s Taken by Hardwicke Knight

Born 1911 in the North London suburb of Stoke Newington, photographer, historian and collector Hardwicke Knight emigrated to New Zealand in 1957 to take up a medical photography position in Dunedin. He lived at Broad Bay until ten months before his death at a Dunedin nursing home.

After the First World War and before life in New Zealand, Knight's work at the NUT supplemented with freelance writing, photography, art work and editing. He was also appointed Director of Medical Photography of Enfield Group Hospitals based at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield.

Knight's publications include New Zealand's first comprehensive photographic history, many compilations of early Dunedin and Otago photographs, biographies of several early New Zealand photographers and of British photographer William Russell Sedgfield, three books of architectural history and a seminal history of the Otago Peninsula.

Knight was awarded a QSO in 1991. An eccentric polymath, he was well known for his striking appearance, his ramshackle Broad Bay cottage crammed with his collections and his self-proclaimed exploits, most notably his claim to have found timbers on Mount Ararat that might have been Noah's Ark.

These Kodachrome pictures from jaffabeaut were taken by Hardwicke Knight when he lived in England that show a beautiful life of England in the early 1950s.

Station Road, Ely

Thatching, Home Counties

The Shambles, York

Timber houses in Kessingland, Suffolk

Walberswick, Suffolk

Bilbury, Gloucestershire

Blackshore, Southwold, Suffolk

Boxmoor Lock

Boxmoor, Hertfordshire

Boxmoor, Hertfordshire

Broadworthy, Devon

C.C. Dunnill's shop at 145 East Barnet Road, Barnet, London. The shop of a tailor, Claud Cecil Dunnill (1879-1954)

Cadgwith, Cornwall

Canal boats in Berkhamsted

Carter's Mill, Wrentham, Suffolk

Chelsfield, South East London

Children on gate

Children outside unidentified church in England

Corner of Colliergate and St Andrewgate, York


Coronation decorations at Cirencester

Coventry Street, Piccadilly, London

Cricket field at Clavering, Essex

Demolition site, London

Drink stand, London

East Barnet Road and Henry Road, with Coronation decorations, London

East Barnet Road, Barnet, London

Farm buildings in Hertfordshire

Fore Street, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Kessingland, Suffolk

Kessingland, Suffolk

Kessingland, Suffolk

Kessingland, Suffolk

Kessingland, Suffolk

Kessingland, Suffolk

Leicester Square, London

Mevagissey, Cornwall

Mevagissey, Cornwall

Mevagissey, Cornwall

Mevagissey, Cornwall

Mevagissey, Cornwall

Mousehole Harbour, Cornwall

Net sheds, Kessingland, Suffolk

Outside Café de Paris, London

Pakefield Church, Suffolk

Piccadilly, London

Portholland, Cornwall

Portmellon Cove, Cornwall

Probably near Kessingland, Suffolk

Sole Bay Inn, Southwold

Southwold, Suffolk

St Albans

St Goran's Church, Cornwall

St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

St Meva, Cornwall



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