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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

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

Written by Ron Noon at 10:49 on Thursday, April 21st 2011

Many people who visit this site will have seen the picture of Christy taken at the FILM PREMIERE of our LOVE LANE LIVES film back in late October 2007. He was always a regular member of the Punch and Judy club when we had our get togethers and usually ended up singing a song and making us all laugh. He was an exuberant personality and he and Paddy Brannigan were notorious on the B shift (or Balmy shift) for mischief and fun. I feel privileged to have known him and he called me the “young Bamber Gascoigne” to remind me that it was all right coming along to get the chat and the craic from the B shift boys but “I had to get my ale in”. I think I did and I certainly enjoyed every minute with Christy and the friends who thought the world of him and who will now cherish his memory.

Here’s Christy at a 1987 Christmas bash in the Beehive.