This is another photo-based topic that I’d forgotten about!
The current sign outside Hoylake train station was, I think I’m right in saying, discovered in a store room a while back, renovated and rehung on the outside wall. It’s an original sign dating back to something like the 1930’s.
Look at that old British Rail logo …many a time did I struggle to draw that in 3D in tech drawing at school !
You’ll recall that the station was refurbished in 2006 prior to the hosting of the Open Golf championships. The art deco design is much admired, especially amongst railway buffs. It was opened in 1866 as the original terminus of the Hoylake Railway and became a through station with opening of the extension to West Kirby in 1876. I understand the line was electrified in 1938 and the station was rebuilt.
Did you know? Hoylake station’s CRS (Computer Reservation System) code is HYK
Source and for additional photos of the station take a look here.
EDIT: Just found this article that clarifies the matter.