Here’s another old image courtesy of Syd Bird. Pictured are a group of Hoylake fishermen down at the bottom of Trinity Road. I’d suggest that the building behind them is the former Fellowship House for the blind (the big purple coloured building that’s there today).
Syd suggests this photo must have been taken before the current promenade wall was constructed in 1897/8. Fellowship House has a plaque on it dated 1889 so it seems we can date this photo to within 10 years.
Good on the beard-less chap …it doesn’t always do to follow the current trends in personal grooming 🙂 Or perhaps he was one of forefathers of Movember?
If by chance you recognise an ancestor in the above photo, please feel free to leave a comment below.