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Love Lane Lives - the boys & girls from the whitestuff

Love Lane Lives

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

The Love Lane Lives Weblog

1999 & The Last Tango on Lime Street.

The Tates without a Tate or a Lyle were so tight that Christmas only came around every two years! The biennial Xmas party was scrapped on the threshold of a new millennium and the “associational needs” of the boys and girls from the whitestuff were junked by an MNC that obviously had no sympathies or loyalties to Liverpool LOVE LANE!

December 4th 2012 and 99

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Monday, December 03rd 2012

George’s last ride and Love Lane Lives

It was supremely ironic that the closing scene in the last episode of Alan Bleasdale’s magisterially bleak Boys from the Blackstuff, (‘George’s last ride’), shown on BBC, November 7th 1982, was filmed on the day when Love Lane refinery was being bulldozed to the ground. The award winning series with an ensemble cast put together by the Scouse Dickens, highlighted the sheer waste, futility and demoralisation of being without work in Thatcher’s Britain. THAT’S 30 YEARS AGO TONIGHT!

Chrissie and George

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Wednesday, November 07th 2012

Happy 90th birthday Albert! There’s only one Albert Tod Sloane…

On Bommie Night 1922 Albert E Sloane was born! Surely he’s the greatest sweet fighter of all time.

Albert on fire

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Monday, November 05th 2012


All the hard work and effort that Leon Seth, Maggie Skilling and I had invested in the Love Lane Lives project, culminated in a great event five years ago TONIGHT! Tuesday the 30th of October was the premiere showing of our film LOVE LANE LIVES.

invite to Tate 30/10/2007

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Tuesday, October 30th 2012

The death of Saxon Tate & one of the last of the Tates to serve an apprenticeship in Love Lane

Mike from New Zealand, one of our regular contributors has posted an obituary published today on Saxon Tate who started down the Lane in 1952 under the watchful eye of Albert E Sloane!

Saxon Tate in Birkenhead

Saxon Tate unveiling the blue plaque on Henry Tate’s Birkenhead grocery store.

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Posted by Ron Noon in on Tuesday, October 02nd 2012

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