Port Sunlight - a workers' utopia
Page from The Illustrated London News with photographs reporting on the model factory village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral, near Birkenhead. Established by William Hesketh Lever, later Lord Leverhulme, the village provided spacious accommodation and numerous amenities for workers at the Lever Brothers soap factory. Images of the schools built by labour, the open air swimming pool, a Sunday School procession and the picturesque houses all testify to the wholesome way of life enjoyed by Port Sunlight's inhabitants. Date: 1905
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St Benedict's Hospital, Tooting, South London
St Benedict's Hospital which lay between Church Lane and Rectory Lane in Tooting, South London. The hospital was established in 1897, originally as workhouse accommodation for the 'deserving' old and infirm, and was known as the Tooting Home. It was a military hospital during the First World War, becoming St Benedict's from 1930.
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General Sir Redvers Buller in Ireland
Front page of The Illustrated London News, depicting Major-General Sir Redvers Buller in Kerry, South West Ireland, visiting a 'protection' hut, erected for the accommodation of police in the fight against the Moonlighters, local groups set up to resist the evictions by landlords in Ireland during the period. The top picture illustrates the village of Firies in Kerry, the centre of the "Moonlighters" district.
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