You may well have heard on local radio or read this news by now but it has been announced that old lifeboat station has been sold to a local company and the proposed museum can now go ahead. John Parr, the man behind the museum project writes:
At last, I can openly state that the former Hoylake Lifeboat Station has been saved and we can now look forward to developing a Lifeboat Museum we can all be proud of.
This is only the beginning, of course. The work now starts but it is timely to thank some key contributors.
Firstly, John Whittaker, Chairman of Peel Holdings, and his Board. Peel recognised the enthusiasm and support for the project demonstrated by our local community and responded positively to this.
Secondly, Tony Crane and Mike Burke, two local directors of Hylgar Properties who have financed the purchase of the buildings. We shall conclude with Hylgar a long-term lease of the buildings on a not for profit basis. I am immensesley grateful to Tony and Mike who, some may recall, were instrumental in saving both the former Town Hall and Central Hall.
Last but not least, you who have come forward to express your support and commitment. Without your strong voice, the original proposals for the buildings and adjoining land to be sold for commercial
would have been followed through. But key people have listened, they have responded. Now we must make sure we deliver….and enjoy…a viable and successful Lifeboat Museum.
Thank you once again for standing up for this project and for the invaluable role each of you has – and I hope will – continue to play.
Best wishes – John
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