In last weeks photos about the Hoylake hotel adverts, the old Broomfields building was mentioned. I do now remember the place when it was a restaurant – it had a white sign outside with a sketch of the building. Anyway, thanks to Syd Bird I can now show what the old place looked like. I think this photo dates back to early 1900 and as you can see the roundabout hadn’t been constructed.
I don’t know what was going on in Hoylake that particular day but it does seem to be rather busy. If you click on the photo a larger version is opened – is it me or are there a couple of people in centre of the photo who look like they could be in a walking race or something? And there’s a chap carrying a flag or something with a star type pattern on the back of his jacket? Could it be something to do with horse racing maybe??
And to complete the old hotel history here are a couple more adverts that may well jog a few memories. Click for a larger