Love Lane Lives

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

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VIVA BOBBY AUSTIN

Some of you will have viewed the interview with Bobby on our “What is sugar” section, but what makes this guy so special needs a broader brush and “contextualising” at the very least. Like Albert and John and the other boys and girls from the whitestuff he’s another “extraordinary ordinary person” that this site exists to celebrate.

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Thursday, May 14th 2009

Sweet Memories by a Punch and Judy poet

I’ve just typed out a lovely poem from Joe, one of the “boys” who was on the B or Barmy shift. See what you think and Joe is the one next to Albert with a pint of “sugar in solution”!

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Friday, March 27th 2009

Another Eulogy to John Maclean

Brave, sage John Maclean has passed away but the funeral service at Springwood Crematorium, Allerton, was a life affirming and celebratory gathering of family and friends that THE SCRIBE would have been proud of.

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Saturday, March 07th 2009

How Henry Tate really started ON THE LANE

Henry Tate was a successful grocer by the middle of the nineteenth century but by its end he was Britain’s Rockefeller and much of that was due to his time ON THE LANE. What follows below is only a brief couple of quotations but it firms up our categories of ON THE LANE and BEYOND THE LANE

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Wednesday, March 04th 2009

Patrick Branigan

We lost Pat (Paddy) Branigan in August of 2008 and the star man (once a wonderful footballer with the Crystal Club) is sadly missed by his lovely family and and by all of   our sugar gang who meet up every month in the PUNCH & JUDY by Lime Street Station. Our love and memories of this wonderful “sweetfighter” live on as does his great contribution to the film.

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That’s Pat in between Ron on the left and Tony on the right.

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Wednesday, December 31st 2008

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