Love Lane Lives

The history of sugar in Liverpool and the effects of the closure of the Tate & Lyle sugar refinery, Love Lane

The Girls & Boys from the Whitestuff

The Blue Turban Ladies of the Tate closure protests

"The remarkable thing about this project was not just sugar, an extraordinary but much taken for granted commodity but the extraordinary lives of ordinary refinery workers... This project has lots of historical curiosity value but it has wider ramifications for ongoing debates on the politics of food and globalization. It's also a vital record of the people who struggled against a major multinational to protect not just their own livelihoods but a whole community."

Ron Noon

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This site brought back some memories. I am sorry I have only just found it.  In 1976 at the tender age of 16 I started work as a Plant trainee at Love Lane.  Slightly shocked because I was working shifts (B shift) Although I was only there for 18 months the place and the peaople made a lasting impresiion on me.  It certainly helped a nieve 16 year old grow up.

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