Here’s a photo of the cottages in Lake Place, taken earlier today. A few years ago some of these cottages were in quite a sorry state of repair but now they look like cared-for homes.
I think that these properties used be homes for local fisherman and they must be getting on for being some of the oldest properties in Hoylake. In the middle – and out of shot – is The Lake pub, followed about three more cottages.
I’m led to believe that the right end cottage, again out of shot, used to be a pub many years ago called the Pig And Whistle. I know this because back in about 1991 the property was for sale and I looked at the particulars. The property did have a cellar at that point in time where the casks of ale where kept.
Can anyone offer any more details about the Pig And Whistle …feel free to leave a comment!