Sunday, October 5, 2014

Port Sunlight - the photogenic bit!

So, if you've come from stampingbyh, you'll have seen the crafty bit of the story, if not it's here;  This is the beautiful bit!

Port Sunlight is a fabulous village on the Wirral in Merseyside, set up by William Lever for his factory workers. We (Sam, Emma Lin and I) were there for the Happy Stampers stamp show, this last weekend.  We arrived on Friday afternoon and once we'd settled into the hotel, set off for a look round.
How pretty is this?  Well done for Sam for finding it.
Lin and my room

 Hulme Hall, where the stamp show is held.
 Leaning on a lamppost... memories of our Paris trip! Thanks to a passerby for taking one with all of us in it!

 and here we have another signpost, all rusty and rustic!

beautifully kept bowling greens
 we spied this pretty archway...
 and found the Hillsborough Memorial Garden (for a Liverpool fan this is especially poignant)

 and a little further along, a war memorial.
 Liverpool was like so many major cities, and especially as a port, hit particularly hard in the war. The bronzes were so beautiful.

 Shame the sun wasn't shining, the hotel manager told me this morning as we were leaving, it looks so beautiful with the sun shining on the water.
 the Port Sunlight museum, which if it had been open, we'd have loved to have visited... maybe next time!
and we walked round the Church ...the graveyard was beautifully tended,

and lovely carvings on the walls

Wish we could have spent more time exploring Port Sunlight (and Liverpool itself) - like I say, maybe next time!!


sam21ski said...

Fantastic account of Port Sunny and all the lovely surrounding buildings, good job we did venture out on Friday afternoon wasn't it, with the weather Saturday and the early departure this morning xxx

Carmen said...

Gorgeous - and I do love a good wander around a cemetery.

craftimamma said...

Wonderful post Helen and fab photos. I do love Port Sunny, it's quite unique. I've never had chance to have a proper look round as I've only stayed overnight when I've gone to the show and that has literally been getting there about 10 pm Friday evening and leaving for the long drive home straight after the show. Never mind, I might get chance to have a proper walk round one day. I found that hotel online just after I went last time and was kicking myself for missing it when I was booking. I have seen the church and the lovely memorial though.

Glad you girls had such a lovely time.

Lesley Xx

massofhair said...

Port Sunlight has a very rich history and is beautifully maintained, shame you didn't get to visit the Lady Lever Art Gallery. There are some stunning Pre-Raphealite pictures by Rosetti and others from the period and a great little cafe.

Great images Helen, your camera and you took some very beautiful pictures and love your blog post.

Glad you all enjoyed yourselves both at Port Sunlight and HSNW Show.

Was lovely to briefly meet you all :-) xxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Terrific post, the photos are fab.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had been meaning to get here sooner to see these photos, but time and my poor computer ISP have stood in the way.

Talk about old world charm. Every picture was absolutely gorgeous. It was wonderful to see these photos from Liverpool. Not something I imagined, but one more lovely place I can only dream of seeing one day.