The People of Gibraltar

1954 - Bert Hardy - Why We Must Keep Gibraltar

Bert Hardy was born in London. He worked his way up from a lab assistant to become a staff photographer on the illustrated magazine Picture Post. His images of the Blitz are amongst the finest ever taken. The ones he took of Gibraltar for a Picture Post article - Why we must keep Gibraltar -are not bad either. The following is a representative selection. 


Main Street


The fleet is in - Main Street 


Sailors just off Main Street. The three ladies are probably matuteras ( see LINK )


Main Street with George's Lane on the right. The house just to the left of the one with the fancy balcony is 256 Main Street, the house I was born in. It no longer exists


Main Street opposite the Catholic Cathedral 


Catalan Bay - Manolo Bonfiglio in the baot with Mr. Gabarron


Our Lady of Sorrows, the Catholic Church in Catalan Bay with Isabel Calamaro in the foreground carrying some carpets and Victoria Calamaro to her right


Catalan Bay Fisherman - Mr Gabarron


Harbour - South Mole



Harbour - Detached Mole



Checking lottery numbers. The man to the right of the note taker is Santiago Chipolina





The lottery



Did he win?



Still checking



Checking the football results



The Trocadero Bar



Singing in the Trocadero



An ape



Feeding the 'monkeys'



The Ceremony of the Keys



Spaniards registering for work



The Spanish side of the frontier - North Front 





Sailor and local girl



Spaniard having a coffee in Main Street



Side street



St Michael's Cave



The WRACs



The WRACs at Europa Flats



Local fruit seller and soldiers



Gibraltar from the air


The top of the Rock looking east


Inside a REME workshop - A Spaniard, a British instructor and a Gibraltarian - Albert Golt


The Child Health Center