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Two young women sit on a railing in Blackpool in 'Maidens in Waiting', 1951. This is one of Hardy's most recognisable images and captures a carefree post-War Britain (Bert Hardy/ Getty Images)

Bert Hardy: Photographs of bygone Britain

25 March 2013

Famed war-time photographer Bert Hardy would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year and is regarded as one of the country's best photojournalists. Although he is well-known for his war photography, his images of post-war Britain and spontaneous everyday situations are also a visual feast. Images of children at play, war-time goodbyes and a royal wedding are due to go on display. An exhibition of his images at the Photographer's Gallery in London is open from April 4 to May 23.