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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From Ron Noon Site Coordinator 3rd December 2019

Just a quick commentary note to say that the Liverpool Echo today had a piece on DREAMING OF A ‘WHITE STUFF” CHRISTMAS…

There are some poignant pictures of the LAST SUPPER ON LIME STREET, December 2nd 1999 and A REMINDER IF ONE WAS NEEDED that Love Lane lives live on.

The latest blog has a brilliant cartoon drawing by Phil Bell who works at the Jospice where my wife is and he’s a really talented guy. See what you think of the Scrooge like Mr Cube with the matching ball and chain. The idea was that of Albert E Sloane but the execution and drawing was twenty years after Albert made his views known in the Beehive pub after the last Xmas bash in the Adelphi. Well done Phil.