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Looking for something to do? We run an eclectic and exciting events and exhibitions programme aimed at both families and adult visitors. It ranges from crafts and performances to road races and much more!

Centenary of the Unveiling of Port Sunlight’s War Memorial

Join us for a commemorative lecture exploring the moving story behind the village’s eloquent expression of communal sorrow and pride.

One hundred years ago on Saturday, 3rd December 1921 Port Sunlight’s imposing War Memorial was unveiled in the heart of the village.  The Grade I listed Monument designed by the eminent Welsh sculptor Sir William Goscombe John was erected to honour the memory of the 481 men from Lever Brothers killed in the First World War and recognise the 4,000 employees from Lever Brothers companies worldwide who fought in the war.

To commemorate this historic event, Port Sunlight Village Trust’s Collections Officer, James Hayes, will be delivering a special lecture on the subject.  This illustrated talk will explore the impact of the war on the village, trace the creation of the Memorial itself and look at some of the figures associated with the Memorial.

Location: The Church Hall, Bridge Street, Port Sunlight.

Details: Thursday, 2nd December at 2.30 pm, the lecture is free but booking beforehand is essential to secure your place.  To register, please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/port-sunlights-war-memorial-tickets-214557536367

Safety measures will be in place as per current government guidelines.

 

Centenary Ceremony

On 3rd December at 11am a small ceremony will be held at the Memorial, conducted by the Minister of Christ Church, Ian Smith.

The ceremony is inspired by the Order of Service from 1921 and will include music and wreath laying by Port Sunlight children.  A two-minute silence will also be observed.

The ceremony will be live streamed via PSVT’s Facebook page.