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Many thanks to Gerry Mort for this rare image of a WWII Victory Parade marching along Market Street. Gerry sent in the image in response to my request last week for more photos of wartime Hoylake. Commenting on this week’s photo, Gerry says:
This is a photo of the police contingent taking part in the Victory Parade passed the Council Offices in 1945. The person taking the salute can be seen holding a top hat. My father Charles Mort, is the sergeant leading the parade. The police officer in the centre of the front rank is Bill Reeves who lived in Elm Terrace and was the father of Jackie Reeves. The boy on the bicycle was the son of a police officer called Barker (I think).
Can you make out the sign to the shop in the background …I’m fairly sure it says Wine Merchants? That’s quite a coincidence as the same shop was recently Hoylake Wines and before that it was a Threshers off-licence for several years.