What a great photo this is!
The photo is part of the library of old images curated by Hoylake Photographic Society (blog) and it’s the view from the Valentia Road lighthouse looking toward Market Street. Spot the old gasometer (and this one), the old town hall on the lefthand corner of The Quadrant, the rear of the Stanley Hotel with its curved brick wall facing Lighthouse Road and to the bottom of the photo is the car park to the former King’s Gap Hotel.
Am I right in thinking that the building next to Hoylake Police Station in Lighthouse Road (now a private residence) was once used by the Coastguard? And I might be wrong, but in the background across the fields, could those buildings be the old West Kirby RAF base? There isn’t a date on this photo so I might have my time periods out of kilter.