I found this old photo of the Ship Inn on yelp and apparently it captures the pub as it was in the 1930s.
The associated caption reads: “to the [immediate] right of the main entrance is one of the Hoylake Fire Brigade’s Fire Call alarms which was installed here and at the Railway In Meols in September 1912” …wonder how many drinkers stumbled out of the pub and thought is was a good idea to raise the alarm!
I think I spotted some old Birkenhead Brewery signage down by Hamilton Square the other day …I can’t remember what brewery the Ship is currently tied to (and that’s all set to change anyway)?
The building hasn’t changed too much over the years I suppose. Any other photos of the Ship gratefully received.