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Fire Fighters magic lantern slides

The history of organised fire-fighting is fascinating. Following the Great Fire of London in 1666, when two square miles of the city were destroyed and thousands of people were made homeless, the need for an organised method of fire-fighting was recognised. 317 more words


Poem by Julia McGuinness

At Port Sunlight

The houses are gracious here, hold

respectful distance from the road;

sentinelled with chimneys, grass-locked

islands of secrets, packaged in blocks.

But how these old-timers can talk! 144 more words

Port Sunlight: A Great Idea

August 25: Chester would make a reasonable base for a day trip to Liverpool, which I am told now has a revitalized river area, with good new museums. 552 more words


Over the Welsh Hills

By Linda Tancs

Looking for a pleasant respite from the business of everyday life? You’ll find it at Wirral Peninsula in northwest England. Located between the cities of Chester and Liverpool and bounded by the River Dee on one side and the River Mersey on the other, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Welsh Hills as well as 22 miles of coastline and 50 miles of walking trails (including the Wirral Way). 73 more words


Toxteth's cathedral beneath the water

Liverpool in 1847 was a grim place to be if you were poor, perhaps a recent immigrant fleeing the famine in Ireland. Being poor meant whole families living in single rooms in ramshackle tenements or in damp cellars, with no sanitation or fresh air. 1,443 more words


Port Sunlight and the Lady Lever Art Gallery

I regularly write about galleries, museums and exhibitions in London.  Living  in London it’s easy to become London centric and imagine that all the best galleries are in this fair city.   382 more words

Galleries And Exhibitions

Can I Find Human Agency in this "Healthy" Port Sunlight?

– By Sam Clevenger

Sam Clevenger is a Ph.D. student in Physical Cultural Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

In doing historical research, it’s hard enough trying to decipher the significance of a document staring you in the face as it lies comfortably on a weird large pillow archives use to protect primary sources.  1,464 more words

Methods And Methodology