Another great old photo from the Syd Bird archives! I’ve not seen these cottages mentioned before …they were the coastguard cottages situated where the boatyard/Government Road flats are now behind Hoylake Sailing Club.
Syd says that these cottages were also home to the original coast guard station and they were demolished in about 1960 to make way for the flats. You can see in the left of the photo the old Lower Lighthouse.
And here’s an artists impression of the cottages, dating from about 1900:
Anything to add? Feel free to comment of course!