Talk to commemorate 100th anniversary of Port Sunlight War Memorial

On Saturday, 3 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.

One hundred years on from the unveiling, there will be a commemorative lecture exploring the moving story behind the village’s eloquent expression of communal sorrow and pride.

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.

The talk will take place at the Church Hall, Bridge Street, Port Sunlight, on Thursday, 2 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

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