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On 20th December, 1940 an incendiary device lodged in the spire of the Hoylake Congregational Church (the church right on the roundabout at King’s Gap – you might well know it as Hoylake Chapel website). As you can see from the photo above the church suffered some structural damage. Good to see that one of Hoylake’s Grade II Listed buildings is still standing today.
Many thanks to local historian and author Neil Holmes for the image. You can find out more about Liverpool Blitzed over on Neil’s facebook page.
If you’ve got old images of Hoylake captured during either World War please do send them in.