A Meandering Life...

By Skeena

Port Sunlight, The Wirral.

Port Sunlight is a late 19th Century village built by William Hesketh Lever for his workforce. His empire was made through the production of soap and today is known as Unilever.

Port Sunlight is a beautiful village of about 900 homes over 130 acres. At this time the standard workman's house were built at 130 per acre. 30 architects were used to vary the style.

Lever provided a hospital, school, art gallery, social activities allotments and even paid holidays. As a member of Parliament he helped to push for state pensions.

More can be found on the village website: www.portsunlightvillage.com

This image is of the fountain in front of the gallery. In the background you can see some of the houses typical of the village. I didn't see one I felt was substandard or where I wouldn't be happy to live in myself.

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