Presentation on theme: "Port Sunlight. Port Sunlight… PPort sunlight is a little town on the coast of the Wirral peninsula. IIt was made in 1888 by the lever Brothers, for."— Presentation transcript:
Port Sunlight… PPort sunlight is a little town on the coast of the Wirral peninsula. IIt was made in 1888 by the lever Brothers, for workers from sunlight soap(now part of Unilever) TThe lever Brothers were Victorians. It is now unilever factory in port sunlight.
Why was it built… It was built for the workers from Sunlight Soap. They had NO pubs because the workers might get drunk and might ruin the soap. Then they get complaints Then they will shut down.
The Lever Brothers Lever Brothers was a British manufacturer founded in 1885 by William Hesketh Lever (1851– 1925) and his brother, James Darcy Lever (1854– 1910). The brothers had invested in and promoted a new soap making process invented by chemist William Hough Watson. It was a huge success. In 1930, Lever Brothers merged with Margarine Unie to form Unilever Jump to: navigation, searchnavigationsearch
Port Sunlight a home for the workers. In 1887 the Lever brothers searched for a new site to expand its soap-making business. They bought 56 acres of flat unused marshy land in Cheshire, south of the River Mersey. The site became Port Sunlight, the model village was built in between a river and a railway line. In between 1899-1914, 800 houses were built to a population of 3,500. The garden village had allotments, public buildings the Lady Lever Art Gallery, a cottage hospital, schools, a concert hall, a church, an open air swimming pool & a temperance hotel. The brothers introduce a welfare scheme, and provided education & entertainment for his workface, encouraging recreation and organisations which promoted literature, science or music.