Here’s an old photo from a batch sent in sometime ago by Ian Davies. This one is the view from Kings Gap looking towards Meols and was titled Marine Parade – Before The Promenade. The sea wall was constructed between 1897-1898, there’s a commemorative plaque in the wall that you can see if you walk along the beach. So if the wall in the photo above is the one that’s there today, the North Parade pavement and road must have been constructed after 1898?
Look at how many boats are anchored off the shoreline. You can see the old lower lighthouse at the lifeboat station and I reckon that the house behind that with the angled roof is this one in Government Road: