According to legend, St Winefride’s Well first erupted at the spot where her would-be rapist Caradog cut off her head with his sword. Restored to life by the prayers of her uncle St Beuno, Winefride lived as a nun until her second death some 22 years later. Whatever the reality of the legend, Winefride was real rather than a legend,a 7th-century Welsh woman who was venerated as a saint. Her well at Holywell Flintshire (CH8 7PN) Wales has been a place of pilgrimage and healing (the only such place in Britain with a continuous history of public pilgrimage for over 13 centuries.) The Shrine today is a 2 storey late Gothic building erected in the 16th century.
Port Sunlight War Memorial stands in the most prominent position in the middle of the village, at the intersection of its broadest avenues, The Causeway and The Diamond. It is made in granite, with sculptures and reliefs in bronze. At the centre is a runic cross. This is one of the most impressive War Memorials I have seen outside a major city in the UK.
It has a grade 1 lisiting.
Built by Lever Brothers (now part of Unilever) Port Sunlight was named after the firms most popular brand of cleaning agent / soap The village started to be built in 1888 to accommodate workers from the soap factory . Port Sunlight contains 900 Grade 2 listed buildings and has been a conservation area since 1978
Looking across the Mersey from Birkinhead at the Liverpool skyline. No picture blog is complete wihtout including the Liver Building or the ferry across the Mersey.