The Sugar Girls

The Sugar Girls
Subtitle: Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle's East End
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
EAN: 9780007448470
ISBN: 0007448473
Categories: Biography General | True Stories | British and Irish History | Social and Cultural History | Popular Culture | Urban Communities | Industrial Relations | General Cookery |

Tales of Hardship Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle's East End Factories 'On an autumn day in 1944 Ethel Alleyne walked the short distance from her house to Tate & Lyle's refinery on the shining curve of the Thames. Looking up at the giant gates Ethel felt like she had been preparing for this moment all her life. She smoothed down her frizzy hair scraped a bit of dirt off the corner of her shoe and strode through. She was quite unprepared for the sight that met her eyes ...' In the years leading up to and after the Second World War thousands of women left school at fourteen to work in the bustling factories of London's East End. Despite long hours hard and often hazardous work factory life afforded exciting opportunities for independence friendship and romance. Of all the factories that lined the docks it was at Tate and Lyle's where you could earn the most generous wages and enjoy the best social life and it was here where The Sugar Girls worked. Through the Blitz and on thro


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