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Located on the fringes of the Mersey in the Wirral, Bebington is a small once-industrial town which used to serve the nearby docks on the river as well as associated businesses such as the scores of factories that sprung up in the area during the Industrial Revolution. In fact, within the bounds of Bebington lies Port Sunlight, a created community that was built by the Lever Brothers company to house it's factory workers within easy reach of work. During World War I, Bebington's most famous son was fighter ace and occasional British double-agent Squadron Leader Christopher Draper. Apart from when he was performing his favourite trick of flying under bridges, Draper fought in dogfights of anything up to 100 planes, and scored many victories in his Sopwith Camel against the likes of the Red Baron. Known as the "Mad Major", he also went on to fly in World War II but to lesser acclaim.