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

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JIM SMITH 1911-2013 RIP

Written by Ron Noon at 11:09 on Saturday, March 09th 2013

JIM SMITH 1911-2013 RIP

Yes the very sad news has been relayed to me that Jim Smith one of the stars of our Boys and Girls from the Whitestuff film has passed away. I had an email from his son Ken down in Bournemouth that “my dad Jim Smith passed away on Sunday 3rd March. He was 102 years old…He went very peacefully. The funeral is taking place on Tuesday 12th March at 1.00pm in the chapel at Christopher Grange Nursing Home, Youens Way, L142EW”.

Very sad but Jim’s life will live on with the undying love and memories of his close family and our “family” on this site. Love Lane Lives is designed to celebrate the lives of extraordinary ordinary lives, and when we commemorate the boys and girls from the whitestuff Jim’s sparkling commentary and observations are always available “cinematically” on this site. Great man and great storyteller.

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That was Jim with the Lord Mayor and his mischievous friends on his 100th birthday.

Check this out: http://www.lovelanelives.com/index.php/blog/entry/pictures_of_jims_special_day