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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It was ten years ago and a day that Tate & Lyle told the PR band to play…

It’s ten years ago today…, but I vividly remember contacting the doyen of local Liverpool journalists, David Charters, and relaying him the facts about the sad LAST SUPPER ON LIME STREET! He followed it up with a “cracker” of a full page 3 on December 3rd 1999.

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Thursday, December 03rd 2009

Bob Bannister

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A comment letter arrived on the site a few days back and it relates to “a great old scouser” who is sadly no longer with us but whose life and times is the marrow of Love Lane Lives.

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Thursday, November 12th 2009

The Trinity Primary School and unfinished sugar business

Leon Seth and I had a wonderful start to 2008 working with two wonderful school teachers from Trinity school Vauxhall and the even more wonderful young boys and girls from the whitestuff in YEAR 5. We go back to the school this morning to get the children’s final views on the project they did last year which will soon be viewable on this website.

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Thursday, July 09th 2009

Roger McGough was once a boy from the Whitestuff!

I’m always curious when I bump into “big Scouse names” about what makes them tick and whether they are true cultural ambassadors for a city that has a labour history based around the three Ds of Diversity, Dissent and a Democratic spirit of involvement. My chance “sales” meeting with Roger McGough last week was testimony not only to his ample street and cultural credentials but also of his potential as an ALUMNI of LOVE LANE LIVES. You’ll see why when you read on.
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Photo credit Norman McBeath

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Sunday, June 28th 2009

Mike Greenall’s apprenticeship to sugar.

This is a great commentary I’ve just received from a former “sugar boiler” who started his apprenticeship on the Lane in the year of David Lean’s Dr Zhavago and precisely when the Beatles appeared at the Shea Stadium, the Home of the New York Mets baseball team. I think LFC may have won the cup in that year too!

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Posted by Ron Noon in On The Lane on Wednesday, June 10th 2009

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