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 toast of love and respect to our absent friends Bobby Austin and Barny Murray

On Tuesday night after travelling back from the North East in appalling driving conditions I discovered that two wonderful guys had passed away. Bobby Austin and Barny Murray will be buried on Wednesday and Thursday of next week and I want to try to write up my thoughts and memories of these two lovely guys.

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Friday, January 06th 2012

Bitter Sweet Memories: “MEMORY IS LIFE!”

It is nearly seven months since my last blog! What has happened to my sugar memory during this sabatical period?  Anyway I’ve now returned to the lonely life of the blogger to continue with my achingly addictive fix on inspirational stories about the boys and girls from the whitestuff. This comeback blog includes some references to our American cousins in the former Domino Sugar Refinery in Brooklyn.

Williamsburg Bridge

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Monday, November 21st 2011

The 30th anniversary of an act of matricide is TODAY,  22nd April 2011

Today is Good Friday but 30 years ago on this very day Henry Tate’s mother plant, Liverpool Love Lane refinery was closed down. It was a black day, not a good day when those historic links with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries were terminally severed and a “hole” was left in the Vauxhall Community (Sugarland) just north of the City Centre.

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Friday, April 22nd 2011

Christy Byrne has passed away: A lovely and funny man who will be sadly missed

Christy was one of the regulars at the Punch and Judy re-unions, and a famous member of the B or “Barmy shift”. He will be sadly missed and we wish his family and friends our deepest sympathies.

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Thursday, April 21st 2011

Workers plan to stop sugar supply!

That was the newspaper headline exactly 30 years ago today. The refinery workers vote to picket key distribution points was taken on Day 47 of the 90 Day Redundancy Notice Period.(D47 of 90 DRNP.) Just to reinforce this new chronology, the newspaper headline was on D48 of 90 DRNP

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Friday, March 11th 2011

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