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Change in a Historic Landscape: The Lost Buildings of Port Sunlight

18 March @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm

| £3.00

Lecture Theatre
Pay on the door or send cheque/postal order (payable to ’University of Chester’) to: Lunchtime Lectures, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ.
Enquiries: or 01244 512160
With Dr Rebecca Andrew- Founded in the 19th century by William Hesketh Lever, to house ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, Port Sunlight is a thriving tourist destination, containing 900 Grade II listed buildings. The village’s identity focuses on its supposedly unchanging nature, despite considerable development throughout its relatively short history. This talk concentrates on demolished, replaced or re-purposed ‘lost’ buildings over the past 125 years. Challenging common representations of Port Sunlight, it questions the significance for tourists and residents alike.


18 March
1.00pm - 2.00pm
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