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Story of Port Sunlight

Synopsis
With the aid of old movie film this video traces the story of Port Sunlight from its foundation by William Hesketh Lever in 1888 to the present day. The village, of major architectural significance and now a conservation area, was built to house Lever’s workforce. The film looks at the village as it was and as it is now, including the Lady Lever Art Gallery, the Heritage Centre (formerly the Lever Free Library), Hulme Hall, Gladstone Theatre, Bridge Inn, the School and the Church. Some of the events include a celebration of Founders Day and Remembrance Day parade at the war memorial. Today tourism plays a major role in the life of the village as more people have become aware of its attractions and the significance of its contribution to social development in Great Britain.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
History
Keywords
factories; industry; Liverpool; soaps; social history; tourism; archival film

Credits

Producer
Angus Tilston
Contributor
Monty Lister

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
#14.95
Availability
Sale
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Pleasures Past

Contact
Angus Tilston
Web
http://www.pleasurespast.co.uk/home.htm External site opens in new window
Phone
0151 3345546
Address
Pleasures Past
17 Poulton Road
Bebington, Wirral
Merseyside
CH63 9LA
United Kingdom

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