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....
Re: Bound for Port Sunlight 1910
#954724 12th Jul 201512:05pm12th Jul 201512:05pm
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.
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.