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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

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

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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

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

Magic Lantern Slides