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Many thanks to Syd Bird for this old photo of Market Street, taken from around the junction with Elm Grove and facing toward Meols. It’s hard not to notice the giant cyclist riding down Market Street …funny how angles can deceive!
The “Hovis” buildings on the left are where the library is today. The buildings on the right therefore must be Hoylake School of Dance and the offices for accountants Ainley Cookson. That sandstone, protruding wall is the side of The 3 Sisters grocers – see if I’m right by using street view.
Scan the various shop signs and you can make out part of the word Joseph. That’ll be this chap, Joseph Iles, who had not one but two shops along Market Street (street number 102 being the one in the photo, number 36 is the Indira Tandoori), and who baked not just plain biscuits but fancy ones too: