I stumbled upon this photo published on the photo sharing site flickr by Keith Jones. Keith comments on the photo:
My nanna and grandad on a day trip out to Hoylake, not sure whether they rode there on it but they’re on a Calthorpe motorbike. They were both born in 1904 so I guess this would have been early to mid 1930s.
Keith has carefully aligned the old photo in the exact same position on Market Street …something I’m yet to try myself. There’s a site somewhere, I wish I could remember what it’s called, that features these old and new photo mash-ups. If you know what the site please remind me!
No helmets in the above photo… not mandatory in the 1930s?
You can see this and more of Keith’s photos, including many old photos of Liverpool over on flickr.