Many thanks to Joan Howell for sending in these super old photos of Hoylake. Joan says of the above photo:
This was a photo from my mum’s collection (May Ball who lived all of her 95 years in Hoylake), it was a charabanc trip and the photo is dated August 1924, my mum was only 10 so is not actually on the photo.
…did they have crisps in Hoylake in 1924? Frank Smith originally packaged a twist of salt with his crisps in greaseproof paper bags, which were then sold around London in 1920 (wikipedia) so maybe?
Below is a photo of the original Hoylake RNLI station with some of the crew on a tractor in 1934.
Here’s the pupils of the old Market Street school from the class of 1953. I understand a certain regular contributor to HoylakeJunction is in this photo! (click for larger version)
And finally for today here’s the residents of Lee Road with their friends celebrating the King George VI Coronation in May, 1937 (click this one for larger version).