Do you remember this great photo showing the old railway sidings at Hoylake? There’s only one of them remaining now and it’s a little takeaway for bacon sandwiches, teas, etc.
Well, when I walked past with the dog on Sunday morning I happened to spot what you can see above …an old wheel half-buried in the ground! It would suggest that those old huts were perhaps old railway wagons or old trucks?
By the way, aren’t the houses opposite The Quadrant in Station Road quite attractive? They’ve all got lovely old wooden front doors and must have looked very attractive when first built. Does anybody know the history of those houses?
Thanks for the comments on last weeks photo of The Green Lodge. Syd Bird says:
…I think St Hildeburghs was built about 1897/8 and I do have a photo of it under construction, in that photo you can see that the road surfaces of both Kings Gap and Stanley Road were “made up” and not a dirt track which seems to be the case in the photo I sent you of the Green Lodge. This is one of the reasons I think the photo belongs to the 1880`s.
St Hildeburgh’s is currently having some repair work undertaken. I took this picture at the beginning of March and last time I looked the workmen were attending to the other end of the roof.
On the assumption that the workmen are full time then these repairs to the building must be quite time-consuming.
I’m not quite sure what work is involved – if you know, feel free to leave a comment.
There are a couple of new flower tubs next to the perimeter bricked wall at Meols Parade Gardens. Personally, I’ve always thought this wall looks rather tatty so new flower tubs are a welcome addition. I’m fairly certain that the Hoylake in Bloom team are the ones we need to thank for these new tubs. Since taking the photo some plants have been planted.
Thanks to Ian Davies for spotting this article in the Daily Mail about the Burbo Wind Farm. Apparently the turbines could be sinking due to a design flaw. The Burbo turbines are to the east (or right) of the Lifeboat Station as viewed from the promenade.