This black & white aerial photograph of Hardwick is thought to have been taken in 1980. At this time the Limes Estate had been built but not Hardwick Park (Egremont Road, Sudeley Grove, Ashmead Drive). Note the small size of the school, which had only recently opened, and the orchard opposite. No Pavilion, Scout hut etc., though the bypass had been built. Thanks to Ron Lewis-Smith for loaning the original.
A higher resolution version of this photo (~1 M-byte) may be downloaded from here.
It is interesting to compare this with a more modern aerial photograph, of the village.