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2015 LISTING OF EVENTS
Themed on Soap & Water Exhibition
Programme of monthly talks, June 2015 - January 2016:
Port Sunlight Museum presents a series of monthly talks covering subjects close to the themes of water and the development of Port Sunlight.
Each talk will take place at the Old School Room at the Lyceum, Port Sunlight, CH62 4UJ
Ticket £5.00, for each talk, available from the museum gift shop. Call 0151 644 6466 or
Thursday 25th June, 6.00pm
Port Sunlight: The Development of a transport infrastructure
By Graham Gladden
Graham looks at the story of transport, road, rail and sea, for both people and for freight in the development of Port Sunlight, from its inception through to the present day.
Thursday 23rd July, 2.00pm
The History of McTay of Bromborough
By Tony Barrett
Tony presents an afternoon talk, looking at McTay Marine Ltd of Bromborough, founded in 1974 as a subsidiary of McTay Engineering Ltd, with the intention to build small ships. Over the following 39 years the company went on to build over 120 vessels, many of them being complex and innovative designs.
Thursday 17th September, 6.00pm
Port Sunlight: Tales from the Riverbanks
By Stuart Irwin
Stuart talks about the story of life in the very early years of the village, featuring old stories, photos and testimonies of the first residents, how they dealt with water in their midst and what their lives were like. the talk also includes a detailed history of the Port Sunlight Swimming Pool.
Thursday 15th October, 6.00pm
The History of Bromborough Port
By Gavin Hunter
Gavin looks at the first commercial wet-dock that opened in 1725 in Liverpool. Nearly 200 years later in 1930 Unilever's Bromborough Dock. at the time the largest private dock in the world, was opened. This richly illustrated lecture will unfold the history of the surrounding area, known as Bromborough Port, and bring to life the fascinating social and industrial story of this unique development on the banks of the River Mersey.
Wednesday 25th November, 6.00pm
Prices Village: The Story of Bromborough Pool Village
By Glynn Parry
Glynn opens up the story of Bromborough Pool Village. Developed in 1854, it provided homes for workers in the nearby Price's Candle Factory, and the village stands in history as one of the villages constructed by wealthy industrialists that revolutionised the working and living standards of their workers.
Thursday 21st January 2016, 6.00pm
The Influence of Water on the layout of Port Sunlight Works & Village
By Gavin hunter
The factory and village of Port Sunlight are built on fields once interspersed with tidal creeks. Cattle grazed and crops grew on fields bounded by streams draining the countryside from far and wide. Find out more about how the position and layout of the new buildings and houses were influenced by these original features to produce Port Sunlight as we know it today.
Film footage from BTR Port Sunlight Road Race.
Port Sunlight Fun Dog Show
Sunday 2nd August
Registration at 11am on Museum Green
All bell behaved pet dogs welcome
More information coming soon!
Port Sunlight Outdoor Theatre
Folksy Theatre presents,
Wednesday 12th August, 7.00pm
For an evening of Hamlet in the Summer???
Come and join the Prince Of Denmark as he battles his inner demons and seeks to avenge his late father - in true Folksy style!
This production will be filled with live folk music and colourful characters in an apt Victorian setting - it's Hamlet as you've never seen it before!
Bring along your picnics, blankets and folding chairs to enjoy this wonderful open-air production
Guided Walking Tours of Port Sunlight
Saturday 1st August until Monday 31st August
At 11.30am & 2.30pm
Meet at Port Sunlight Museum
More details to follow
Open Village Event & Founder's Day
With Thame Valley Classic Car Display on Museum Green
Part of Heritage Open Days
Sunday 13th September
11.00am - 4.00pm
Pick up an event trail from Port Sunlight Museum
Creepy Tales at Port Sunlight Museum
Saturday 31st October
More details to follow
Family Fun Craft Activities
Tues 27th, Wed 28th & Thurs 29th October
1.00pm - 3.30pm
In the Old School Room at the Lyceum
No booking required, drop in!
Port Sunlight Museum
Visit Port Sunlight Museum's gift shop and find a beautiful selection of products including a new contemporary linen range of products, plus the popular traditional linen style of oven gloves, tea towel, bags and matching pottery depicting views around the village.
If you are looking for a book then take a look at the gift shop's vast selection, covering history, gardening, special interests including the history of Port Sunlight Village.
Sunlight soap, calendars, pottery, jewellery, mugs, gift packs and so much more.....
Open every day from 10am, call into the museum gift shop to find a warm welcome and a wide selection of quality gift products.
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