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#954695 - 12th Jul 2015 9:28am Bound for Port Sunlight 1910
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#954702 - 12th Jul 2015 9:56am Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: inflatablebone]
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Wow, what a brilliant find. Thoroughly enjoyed it thanks. How cute are those kiddies doing their exercises too !!

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#954715 - 12th Jul 2015 11:04am Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: inflatablebone]
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Oh how good was that, totally got immersed in it. Love these old films seeing the style of clothes and pace of life. Loved seeing the Levers factory. I also watched the film about employees leaving Smethyck works, all the very young boys looked about ten but lighting up their cigs. As I say love all this stuff keep it coming....

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#954724 - 12th Jul 2015 1:05pm Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: cools]
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Great stuff. The opening scenes of boarding the ferry were interesting; pretty well all the men had moustaches, the only one who didn't looked remarkably like Stan Laurel. Interesting to see the newly built but as yet unoccupied Liver Building and to see the empty plot where the Cunard Building would go. As far as the write-up is concerned, they made a bit of a muck-up: quote "Mersey Rock to Ferry Quay and on to Port Sunlight by tram."/quote. It's clear that they went in horse drawn charabancs and I don't think Port Sunlight ever had a tram system. Great bit of film though.
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#954729 - 12th Jul 2015 1:36pm Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: inflatablebone]
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Wonderful piece of History - thanks for posting

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#954732 - 12th Jul 2015 1:58pm Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: inflatablebone]
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Amazing film, I was surprised how fast the film speed was for that era.
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#954740 - 12th Jul 2015 3:00pm Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: inflatablebone]
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Wonderful footage.

Anyone know which school those boys would have been attending ?
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#954741 - 12th Jul 2015 3:05pm Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: inflatablebone]
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Brilliant. And then two world wars knocked the crap out of us.
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#954743 - 12th Jul 2015 3:53pm Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: granny]
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Wonderful footage.

Anyone know which school those boys would have been attending ?


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#954752 - 12th Jul 2015 6:12pm Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: bert1]
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The school with all the infants exercising is Church Drive.Its still open today (my Dad went there in the thirties).

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#954780 - 12th Jul 2015 9:27pm Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: inflatablebone]
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Fantastic record of that time.

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#954785 - 13th Jul 2015 12:15am Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: inflatablebone]
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Thanks bert1.
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#954787 - 13th Jul 2015 2:08am Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: inflatablebone]
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I started at Levers in 1961 - some of those
production processes were still in use then!

Great find.

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#955050 - 15th Jul 2015 3:20pm Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: inflatablebone]
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A wonderful piece of film, but the dating's a bit awry. HMS Audacious wasn't launched till 14th September 1912, and after fitting-out left the Mersey for Plymouth on 22nd July 1913, so the actual date's probably closer to the latter.

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#955488 - 19th Jul 2015 1:00am Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910 [Re: inflatablebone]
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Could not see the film due to some restriction being in Aus. Bummer!!

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