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Manufacturing with a Social Conscience – The Life of Lord Leverhulme


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This lecture will focus the life of Lord Leverhulme and his legacies of Port Sunlight and the gardens of Rivington, a tribute to his memory.

Date and Time

08 March 2013 - 18:30-21:30


Darwen, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Lancashire and Cumbria local network.

About this event

Lord Leverhulme was born William Hesketh Lever, the son of a grocer in Bolton. This remarkable and energetic man went on to create Lever Brothers, the makers of Sunlight Soap, which became the international UniLever Company.
In 1887 he built a manufacturing facility in the Wirral together with a village to house the employees.
He believed good living conditions would ensure a healthy and happy workforce. The accommodation was ‘tied cottages’ and there were many rules applied to the tenants, one was that losing your job meant losing your home.
This lecture will focus on his life and legacies of Port Sunlight and the gardens of Rivington, a tribute to his memory.


7.00pm - Dinner (optional)
8.45pm - Talk

Additional information

Booking for the meal is essential. The cost of the meal is £20.00 each. Bookings to Jim Hindle, 20 Cowley Crescent, Padiham, Lancs. BB12 8SX, 01282 771355, using the flyer enclosed.

Dinner is at 7.00 p.m. and will be followed by the talk; it is possible to attend the talk, which will start at approx 8.45pm without the meal if desired.

Registration information

To register, please complete the flyer and send to Jim Hindle, 01282 771355

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