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I’m taking a guess that this photo is from the 1970s? It’s no earlier than 1973 because that car indicating right is an Austin Allegro and they didn’t start making those until that year.
Spot the former Co-op where Wetherspoon’s is on Market Street today. And spot the old Co-op logo on the signage which is of course a design that the company is currently bringing back. There was a Hoylake Co-op butchers too years ago. And at one time there was a Co-op on the corner of Wood Street.
The pedestrian crossing was there then, though the zebra markings and the Belisha beacons have gone. Did you know that the current crossing has secret buttons? And there was a pillar box that’s also no longer. I can’t spot much else – can you?
Now, back to the Co-op. Yep, there have been lots of rumours that the current Co-op (revamped not so long ago) at the end of The Row is going to relocate to the now-closed Blue Anchor. It’s my understanding that the Co-op group is the landlord of all the shops in The Row, but not the flats above them. I’m not sure if the Co-op owns all, some or none of the rear car park? There’s no for-sale or to-let board outside the Blue Anchor, which strikes me as a little unusual. But nothing much seems to be happening does it …perhaps there’s nothing to the rumours?