Many Hoylake residents will recall Houghs builders yard as being on the Carr Lane estate, just over the level crossing. It was taken over by Travis Perkins some years ago. But as this 1960’s photo above shows (thank you Syd Bird) Houghs timber yard used to be located on Market Street.
This photo obviously shows a demolition in progress – to make way for what is now Hoose Court on Market Street. In the lefthand side you can see a sandstone wall – that’s still there today.