Here’s an unusual photo that was kindly sent to me by new HoylakeJunction.com reader and local photographer Carol Tipping. It’s a view from Cable Road South of the old Hoylake gasometer. A gasometer is used to store natural gas at the right pressure and temperature (so says this Wikipedia article). I think you can see a gasometer today on the approach to the Wallasey Tunnel.
Years ago Hoylake had it’s own gas works. In fact this article (in pdf format, opens in a new window) at the London Gazette from 1877 refers to the Hoylake & West Kirby Gas and Water Company. The works were located on what is now the Carr Lane estate. I briefly mentioned the gas works in this post from last May.
In the left of the photo you can see a shop. I seem to remember this was an antique shop at one stage. Can you shed any light on what it was?
Here’s the same gasometer back in 1969: