Hart Photography Ltd. Was established back in 1958 by William & Mavis Hart. William was first introduced to photography while at school during the early 1940‘s. One day a teacher entered the class room and asked “if anyone is interested in having a go at photography raise your hand”. William raised his hand, he never knew why as he’d had no real interest in photography previously. Little did he know that from this one small act photography was to become his life and profession.
During the following fifty years William Robert Hart ABIPP. AMPA. ARPS. was to become an internationally recognised multi award winning portrait photographer with many accolades to his name. Sadly he passed away in 2009, however the business still carries on to this day in the hands of William’s two sons Linton & Gordon and is now known as Portraits by Hart. Now one of the longest established family run portrait studios in England .
Many of the photographs contained within this page and the main Archive website were taken by William whilst testing out cameras during the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970‘s. At the time of creating the images he had no idea they were to become such a invaluable record of the local area, surrounding areas and numerous other parts of the UK.