Another old photo of the promenade courtesy of the fantastic Syd Bird archives. Presumed to be part of the same set that we’ve seen in recent weeks. Note that there aren’t any railings and that the benches face toward Meols – is that so the seated have their backs to the prevailing westerly winds I wonder?
As there’s been quite a few comments about the Hoylake shoreline in recent weeks I thought you might like to see a few images of the shore and promenade as it looks today. So armed with a camera with a nearly flat battery (I forgot to check if it needed charging!) and a black labrador as my trusty companion who evidently thinks its fine to drink gallons of salty sea water, off we went. Actually, it’d been rather misty earlier in the week and the weather was like that yesterday morning – you could hardly see Hilbre Island. I walked up as far as the Beach Road slipway, next time I’ll carry on up to Red Rocks – the left-hand corner of Wirral.
So take a look at the gallery of photos below and even better, if you’ve not walked along the beach from Kings Gap to Red Rocks then get your wellies on and go take a look yourself …you can have a nose at all the houses while you’re at it 😉