I’ve got three old images from Ian Powers for you today – a couple of them slightly different than normal.
By the way, did you catch the interesting comments about the buried boat in the sea wall in last weeks photo? Well I’ve had a little search and in this post (opens in new window) on a Liverpool genealogy site it’s suggested that Emblematic was further along the coast at Leasowe and was covered in concrete by German prisoners of war. Furthermore, in the hot summer of 1976 the boat was rediscovered, floated out and some of the hull was sent to Liverpool Maritime Museum and subsequently lost ! This other page about Leasowe also refers to the Emblematic.
Anyway, above is an old photo of children about to go on a trip with the Hoylake C of E (which church is that?). Ian suggests the boys were born in 1917 so maybe this photo was taken in the 1920’s? Do you recognise anyone?
Below is a page from an old menu from a long-gone Chinese restaurant called The Bluebird. Seems that diners had issues with onions back then! I reckon 74 Market Street was where The Row is now – am I right?
And finally for today, an old flyer for a production of The Messiah at the old Kingsway Cinema in Market Street (where Home Bargains is now) during WW2. By the way, if anyone has any old wartime photos I’d love to see them.