Here’s another good image of Hoylake yesteryear kindly sent in by Paul Doleman.
A GMS (?) steam train pulling into Hoylake station in the days when there would have been a chap in the signal box (cabin) manually operating the level crossing. Care to put a date to this photo?
Incidentally, I could be wrong but I think I saw some workmen putting up security fencing along the steps of the footbridge. No doubt this is an attempt to stop people from climbing off the footbridge and onto the station roof. This is what happening only a couple of weeks ago in an incident that involved numerous emergency services. Anyway, I should be going past there tomorrow so I’ll double check.