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Discussions are under way about the future of several Merseyside Police stations, which could see some stations closed or relocated (background information). In our case, Hoylake Police Station will be sold off and replaced with a community station.
While our local Police Station hasn’t actually been open to the public for a few years now, the plan is to open a community station nearby. Off the top of my head perhaps it could be based in Hoylake Library, the Hoylake Help shop or at Hoylake Parade community centre? Anyway, probably not Wetherspoon’s.
I’d only realised that the station was closed to the public, when a few years ago me and my daughters went there to hand in a lost wallet that we’d found on Market Street. I can’t quite remember how we managed to contact the owner now (think the surname wasn’t too common so I dug the phonebook out and rang around) but the owner was most relieved as he was off on his holidays early the following morning. He was also very generous (as well as insistent) as he gave both daughters a £10 reward.
I’ve been in the station when it was open ages ago …to show my documents having been pulled over for unknowingly having a rear side light out. Bulb replaced. Documentation fine.
So before the building is used for something else (apartments anyone?), I took a few photos of it a week or so ago. I like the gates:
Does anyone have any old photos of the station (no mugshots please!)? When was it built anyway?
And if someone could organise it for me to visit the station so I can take some photos of the inside, that’d be ace. Please do get in touch if you can help with that.