[ HISTORY ] [ 3. REALISATION ] [ D. SPIRIT OF SOAP ]
 


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The factory itself was a single story building and well-lit. Great care was taken with the health and safety of the workers. There were regular medical inspections and medical treatment was provided. A canteen provided cheap meals. By 1909 Port Sunlight had a theatre and concert hall, library, gymnasium, open-air swimming men's club and various societies and self-improvement for those interested in literature,music and art. Lever's experiment was vindicated as George's report revealed high standards of health, morality and a strong sense of community. Quality and quantity of output demonstrated the success of the scheme. His scheme was not without it's critics, some of whom saw him as a benevolent despot, controlling the lives of his workers, whose whole village was dominated by "the spirit of soap." (note 7)


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