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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. Heaps Rice Mill

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    Joseph Heap & Sons Ltd., Rice Millers, 1900-1974


    Joseph Heap 1762-1833 was a sugar boiler trading with Barbados and Jamaica. In 1864, when rice shipments from the Carolinas were cut by the American Civil War, Heaps sent their Diamond H ships to lift a thousand tons of ‘Cargo’ rice for the family mill in Liverpool.

    In 1866, 364,000 tons of rice left Rangoon, Akyab, Bassien and Moulmein aboard sailing ships bound from Lower Burma for the mills in Bremen, Hamburg
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  2. Tate and Lyle Silo

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    If you travel along the dock road out of Liverpool you will see a surprising structure of concrete which dominates the corner of Bankfield street and Derby road. It is one of the most unusual and unique dock buildings in Liverpool, a city with a rich selection of dock buildings of all ages...



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  3. The Boys From The White Stuff

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    Tate And Lyle Liverpool


    John Wright & Co had a sugar refinery in Liverpool from about 1809. In 1859, Henry Tate, a successful grocer in Liverpool joined them as a partner. Henry Tate realised that a more efficient production on a much larger scale was needed if British sugar refining was to survive European competition. He set up his own refinery in 1862 and expanded this business by moving to Love Lane in 1872. Future expansion was achieved by buying out major competitors,
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