By Edward Hubbard, Michael Shippobottom
Port sun used to be based in 1888 by means of the industrialist Lord Leverhulme to deal with the staff from his prospering businesswhich might evolve into Unilever. Acclaimed for its making plans and residence layout, Port sun tremendously stimulated next deliberate advancements, in addition to the backyard urban movement.This totally revised model of A consultant to Port sun marries the sensible info of a guidebook with historic information regarding Port Sunlights layout and structure, its position within the historical past of city making plans, and Leverhulmes function within the cities construction. A wealth of illustrations is helping make this the right e-book for armchair and genuine tourists to this jewel of nineteenth-century city making plans.
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The former (later the Boys’ Club) was a weather-boarded building which, in accordance with Prestwich’s plan, was moved in 1910 from its original site to adjoin the swimming bath. Both are now destroyed. Except for the church, the most notable building of this period architecturally is the Technical Institute (J. J. Talbot, 1902–1903, almost immediately extended by Grayson and Ould, 1904–1905), now Hesketh Hall and home of the Port Sunlight branch of the Royal British Legion (Fig. 46). The cost of the initial building was met, not by the company, but by Lever himself.
Though the standard of maintenance of the village as a whole remains extremely high, leasing of certain buildings to outside bodies means that immaculate perfection is no longer universal. The Gladstone Hall (William Owen, 1891, Fig. 39) (the opening ceremony was performed by the statesman) was the first assembly and recreation hall. It also served as a men’s dining room (planned with smaller rooms for male and female clerks respectively to take their meals) until canteen facilities were provided in the factory in 1910 (Fig.
1930) Port Sunlight text rev 25/4/05 1:18 PM Page 27 Port Sunlight text rev 28 | 25/4/05 1:18 PM Page 28 A GUIDE TO PORT SUNLIGHT VILLAGE Fig. 25 Windy Bank, junction with The Diamond before the building of the Lady Lever Art Gallery. This postcard view is one of a number of the village produced by Lever Brothers illustrating various aspects of Port Sunlight and its buildings. Seen here are Nos. 12-18 Windy Bank (Grayson & Ould), in one of which, No. 14, H. Bloomfield Bare organised an arts and crafts studio during 1903–1905.