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Centenary of the Unveiling of Port Sunlight’s War Memorial

2 December 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join PSVT for a 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 this special lecture on the subject. The 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.

The lecture will be 45 minutes, with an extra 15 minutes allotted to ask any questions at the end.

We hope you can join us to commemorate this special event.

Above image credit: Port Sunlight Village Trust Photographer Paul Thompson


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