Sunday 18th November 2012
Between 2:00 and 5:00 pm
Melrose Hall, 6 Melrose Avenue, Hoylake, CH47 3BU
A drop-in day to find out more about Hoylake’s story takes place at Melrose Hall, Hoylake on Sunday 18th November from 2:00-5:00 pm. There will be a launch and sales of the reprinted and revised leaflet A Tour of Hoylake, as well as showings of films on Hoylake by Frank Baker, and lots of Tea and Cake! All proceeds of this day will go towards Hoylake’s HELP shop fund (background).
A Tour of Hoylake was first published in 1985. It was devised originally by Louise Burke, Jane Butler, Melanie Collier, Nicola Lilly, Julia Lucas and Alison Taylor all of West Kirby Girls’ Grammar School, with input by Elizabeth Davey, James O’ Neil and Geoffrey Place, under the auspices of the Hoylake Civic Society. Now it has now been revised and edited by James O’Neil. This leaflet outlines Hoylake’s history and features a wonderful map showing the historical features and geography of the town.
Frank Baker is well known for his films of local events and features. At the drop-in event, he will show a selection of his films, repeating them at regular intervals throughout the afternoon. These include:
Coastline Hoylake – a musical journey from Red Rocks to Meols, covering the seasons and the visiting birds.
A compilation of six films on events that happen in Hoylake: The Red Arrows, Waves High Tide, Hoylake in The Snow, Hunting For Tiger (the Golf Open), Blood On Location (a film crew making a feature film).
All money raised from this event will go towards Hoylake’s HELP SHOP fund which needs to find £4,500 rental costs by March 2013. This community information and advice centre opened its doors in Hoylake in April 2012 with the aid of a grant, and has transformed an empty shop to become an invaluable centre used extensively by many community groups in the area. Run by volunteers, the shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10am-4pm.
The organisers are hoping that people will drop in, buy their copy of A Tour of Hoylake, and then spend a happy and healthy Sunday afternoon exploring historical Hoylake using the map in the leaflet! For those not able to drop in on the “Hoylake Then” Day, copies of A Tour of Hoylake will be available directly from the HELP shop, 59 Market Street, Hoylake, CH47 2BQ (T: 0151 538 9655) from 19th November onwards.
For further information please contact: Jackie Hall MBE E: firstname.lastname@example.org ; T: 0151 632 2152