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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A bitter sweet Christmas Story from the last millennium

Once upon a time the former boys and girls from the whitestuff met up in the Britannia Adelphi Hotel, initially every year after closure in ‘81 and then every two years, to celebrate the company financed Christmas party. In 1999 the company “because of the need to continually review and reduce costs” ended the “biennial Xmas Party” and it was this seemingly TERMINAL decision that really motivated a new “campaigning chapter” in my sugar researches. This “story” was written on December 20th 1999

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Monday, December 22nd 2008

Albert (Tod) Sloane: Sweet Fighter extraordinaire!

The two most important influences on the Love Lane Lives project were the two “sweetfighters” who originally asked me to write the refinery workers story up. Albert E Sloane and John Maclean were yoked together in that struggle to keep the Lane open and their efforts live on.

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Monday, December 15th 2008

Some facts about the Matricide of Love Lane

This is a detailed piece which elaborates more on the “sugar wars” between beet and cane, and the egregious European Economic Community’s Common Agricultural Policy. This conspicuously advantaged FIRST WORLD sugar beet growers, over THIRD WORLD growers of cane and what Belinda Coote called “the Hunger Crop”. Cane is the most efficient collector of solar energy and “if” there was a level playing field in the INTERNATIONAL SUGAR ECONOMY who would need The European Beet Boys?

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Friday, December 05th 2008

The origins of Love Lane

This blog contains a graphic description of Love Lane in 1973, two years after the first rumours of closure started to go the rounds,  and a much earlier depiction of the “romantic” rural walkway that Liverpool ladies “perambulated” along.

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Wednesday, December 03rd 2008

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