Love Lane Lives

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

The Girls & Boys from the Whitestuff

The Blue Turban Ladies of the Tate closure protests

"The remarkable thing about this project was not just sugar, an extraordinary but much taken for granted commodity but the extraordinary lives of ordinary refinery workers... This project has lots of historical curiosity value but it has wider ramifications for ongoing debates on the politics of food and globalization. It's also a vital record of the people who struggled against a major multinational to protect not just their own livelihoods but a whole community."

Ron Noon

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Looks late 1970s or early 1980s. Refinery in the background.
The Love Lane/Chadwick Street/Pall Mall/Chisenhale Street crossroads as it looks today, facing east.  The Home Trade site is now occupied by the Williams motor groupā€˜s service facility centre, whose official address is 100, Pall Mall, L3 7DB (grey building, top right). In the foreground is the Easy Rider motorcycle training centre. And our old friends the bollards are clearly visible.

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