Many thanks to Paul Doleman for sending in several, great old photographs that I’ll share with you all over the next couple of weeks. Starting us off a series of photos from the 1931 opening gala of the redeveloped Hoylake Pool. I think I’m right in saying that the original pool was constructed in 1913.
As you can see from the photo above the opening gala was a popular event …the place looks jam packed!
The photo below features the slides and diving boards. I’ll show you another photo of the building in the rear of the shot next week and it’ll explain all. You can just make out the bandstand in the distance, inside Meols Parade Gardens – for a better image have a look at this post.
And here are some more spectators avoiding the onshore breeze by sitting in their deck chairs behind the wall:
And for a lovely old photo down the road in Meols go here.