Year 2 - Key Knowledge

Year 2

  • Birkenhead Priory is the oldest standing building on Merseyside it was founded in 1150 as a Benedictine monastery
  • The first passenger ferry across the Mersey was in 1864
  • The Woodside terminal was updated in 1985
  • William Hesketh Lever lived 1854-1916
  • Lever Brothers factory opened in Port Sunlight in 1885
  • Port Sunlight Village was founded in 1888
  • Prince Charles founded the town of Poundbury in 1993
  • Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the earth in 1961
  • Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon in 1969
  • Tim Peak was the first British man to walk in space in 2015

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