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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


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

Magic Lantern Slides

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


Putting the 'new' in New Ferry

A large portion of a street damaged after an explosion in New Ferry looks set to be demolished. This news comes five weeks after an explosion devastated the town centre. 194 more words