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    Sugar has been associated with Liverpool for centuries. Henry Tate opened his new refinery in Love Lane in 1872, amalgamating with Lyle’s in l921. The world famous firm finally closed 60 years later – but the name remains, a permanent reminder, above the doors of the art gallery, the Tate Liverpool, on Albert Dock.

    The history of Tate’s is not just about dates, however - or philanthropy, or new processes - it’s about the people who worked there, especially the women. They have their own stories to tell about being part of a factory family. The following tales, which span the last 50 years of Tate and Lyle, are recalled by the women who worked in sugar. More...

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    Good thread. The Scottie Press website www.scottiepress.org carries some pics and info on their archives section.
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    There are some interesting pictures of the concrete dockside sugar silo being built here.

    The pictures below are of the conveyor tower and silo last year. The tower will most likely be demolished in the near future, although the silo is currently used for storing animal feeds.
































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    Fascinating pics Snappel
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    Great link to the English Heritage pics Snappel and great pics of your own.
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