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And we’re back! Apologies for the low volume of postings recently, but Friday Photo is back today with a great old image kindly sent to me by Alan Smith.
Pictured is the old premises of the Hoylake & West Kirby Motor Co. on Market Street. Initially I thought this was the old Kingsway Garage, the building that became the Wirral Horn Arcade, but that has an arched opening, not square. It wasn’t the old Burnett & Co Garage on Birkenhead Road, opposite Deneshey Road. So where was it? I’m guessing it was the Kingsway Garage.
It’s a super old photo – note the poster for the forthcoming film …with sound …at the Kingsway Picture House (now Home Bargains). The cigarette between the fingers and somewhat half-mast trousers of the chap second left. The signage with 3-digit phone numbers Hoy. 698 & 258 and the old AA logo.
And it’s as if the blokes are saying to one another as the car drives off …”he’ll be lucky to get up Meols Drive in that”
This old newspaper ad, kindly sent to me by Barry Banks, gives us a clue to the location: