No, not last week’s Diamond Jubilee, the Silver Jubilee in 1977!
Many thanks to Julian Triggs for unearthing a selection of photos capturing Hoylake celebrate the 1977 Silver Jubilee. Finnigan’s horse (of Finnigan’s Steak House fame) is pictured above in Lake Place – was that a shop on the corner of Rudd Street?
“The two main events I remember and was participating in were the fancy dress (I was dressed up as Henry VIII, I still have my winning shield!) and the street party? at the chapel in Wood Street. Finnegan’s Horse was infamous around the village at the time as he/she was brought out regularly for local events.We also had bouncy castles in Grove Park but I have no pictures of that, but they were my first foray on bouncy castles which I loved every moment of.”
Here’s some more photos for you, including one at The Quadrant featuring NatWest Bank: