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Yep, why not make this a habit too; I saw a thing, I didn’t post about it, it’s closing in 5 days so now I’m cramming a blog post in while I still can. 459 more words

Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight was founded by Lord Lever in 1888 to provide housing for workers at his soap factory.  Most of the surviving buildings are from the early 20th century (Lever died in 1925) and included a school, swimming pool, church, cottage hospital – all set in a green expanse alongside the railway line. 217 more words

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A magic lantern slide of Edwardian office workers

Today’s photograph is taken from a magic lantern slide of Port Sunlight, Lever Bros.’ (now Unilever) purpose-built soap factory on the Wirral side of the River Mersey. 486 more words

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Port Sunlight

We spent a morning in Port Sunlight, a picturesque village on the Wirral Peninsula in Cheshire. The village was built at the end of the 19th century by William Lever (think Sunlight dish detergent or Unilever) for workers in his soap factory. 176 more words