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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IRONY IN A LANE’S NAME

JANUARY 24TH 2021 & a little later than the original 40th anniversary of the 90 day redundancy notices on 22/01/1981 my letter (albeit EDITED) made today’s SUNDAY ECHO

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Sunday, January 24th 2021

Today is the 40th anniversary of the issuing of the 90 day redundancy notices. REMEMBER BOB PARRY?

THE EVENING ECHO HEADLINE on 22/01/2020 was this: TATE’S AXE REFINERY - 1,570 CITY JOBS GO.

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Friday, January 22nd 2021

From Catastrophic Cerebral Bleed to Covid 19: Gail and Ron and Love Lane Lives live on.

It was 5 years ago today that I wrote a very “atypical” blog on this site which had nothing to do with sugar, and everything to do with my darling wife Gail, who inspired me to to undertake this project in the first place.

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Thursday, May 07th 2020

The Mr Cube General Election, February 23rd 1950

Today is the 70th anniversary of the 1950 General Election and the truncation of Labour’s landslide 1945 majority. The political antics of a lump of sugar with a prefix have been neglected by historians.

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Sunday, February 23rd 2020

39th anniversary of issuing of 90 day redundancy notices for the girls and boys of LOVE LANE LIVES

The first rumours of closure of Henry Tate’e mother plant LIVERPOOL LOVE LANE were in 1971. Ten years later on January 22nd 1981 the devastating news of the issuing of 90 day redundancy notices for 1500 refinery workers was announced on RADIO MERSEYSIDE at 12 noon.

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Wednesday, January 22nd 2020

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