Walking Round Port Sunlight

‘On a dark and winter’s day walking round Port Sunlight
Half factory, half village, all about us in the gentle rain
A day of talking quietly, unfolding curiosity
Together like our early days, out finding a sense of place.’

‘Together on my birthday, out finding a sense of place.’

‘On a dark and winter’s day walking round Port Sunlight
Half factory, half village, all about us in the gentle rain
A day of talking quietly, unfolding curiosity
Together like our early days, out finding a sense of place.
Together on my birthday, out finding a sense of place.’

A quiet meander, no more than that, around a nearby place with many stories to be told, on another day. The featured painting from the Lady Lever Art Gallery is ‘Silver and Gold’ by Thomas Edwin Mostyn, 1918.

6 Replies to “Walking Round Port Sunlight”

  1. Lovely – thank you. I used to work there many years ago. I loved the pictures of the dell where we used to take our lunches. Of course on pay day we would treat ourselves to a hot lunch either in the cafeteria or the buffet.

    It was a wonderful vision that the founder had and it must have been very gratifying to see his dreams come to fruition. I left Levers in 1963 to come to Canada. From what I hear it didn’t continue quite the same in later years. However, I did take one of my daughters to visit there about 20 years ago and it still seemed very nice to me.

  2. I have never had a problem with rich people using their wealth constructively, using their powers for Good rather than Evil. Perhaps that comes from growing up in a Derbyshire mill town with a philanthropic mill owner (the Strutt family of Belper). But it is by their deeds you shall know them, so that level of respect from me has to be demonstrated and earned rather than being taken as read.

    1. ‘By their deeds you shall know them’indeed Robert. It’s especially true that in tough times of little public investment philanthropy can be one of the few options left. But the philanthropists do have to deliver, do have to do what they’ve said. And if so, fair play to them.

  3. One of my favourite places! Love the history. Thanks for sharing and will share for others who have moved away to enjoy. Happy Birthday Ronnie.

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