Hoylake Food Fair
The second Hoylake Food Fair took place last Sunday with more than 2,000 visitors attending the event at Hoylake Community Centre. As more of the building was used this time around it wasn’t so quite so packed and it was easier to see all of the 28 food stalls. There was a hands-on cooking demonstration for children (and adults) from Michelin starred chef Aiden Byrne, who owns The Collingwood on Blackhorse Hill, West Kirby. Local producers included Birkenhead micro-brewery Peerless and Meols preserves specialist Angela’s Farmhouse Kitchen.
There have been instances of tyre slashing and car vandalism in parts of Hoylake including the car park and area behind The Row on Market Street.
£500 raised for Hoylake Cottage
A charity quiz night on 19 March held by Hoylake & West Kirby Soroptimists raised £500.80 for Hoylake Cottage. Sponsors of the event were Hoylake Sailing Club, Bertram Burrows, Harris Opticians & Vanilla Lounge. Donations to towards the raffle were made by Wah Wah Shoes West Kirby, A.D. Melling Opticians, Britannia Building Society & Rex Taylor & Meadows.
Additionally, Stephanie Moore has been in touch with details of a forthcoming fundraiser. Stephanie is the event and project coordinator working with West Kirby Chamber for Hoylake Cottage and she is planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Hoylake Cottage in October. She is holding a fundraising evening in The Shippons in Irby village on April 28th with live music, an auction plus raffle prizes. Further details to be published nearer the day.
Hoylake Evangelical Church
In April, Hoylake Evangelical Church is celebrating its 50th anniversary. There’ll be a number of activities through the month including an informal evening get-together for old friends and an evening at the Community Centre with guest speaker Bill Bygroves from Liverpool. If you have any old photos of the church that can be displayed for the anniversary please contact the church via their website.
Descendants of Edward Holmes
Lyn Johnston from Newcastle, Australia is hoping to find information about local descendants of Edward Holmes b 1815 and Ann Disbury b 1817. Please contact Lyn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Manor Road Station
Gerry Martin asks: I was wondering why exactly Manor Road station was built? I see it was opened in 1940 after the line had been electrified. Given that it no distance from Hoylake station and not far from Meols it seems odd. There seems to be no reason why it was built. Anybody any ideas?
Hoylake Conservation Area
The local conservation area group has published a new website where you’ll find news of local planning issues and developments along with photos of local landmark buildings.
The empty restaurant premises on Market Street are to be included in a forthcoming property auction with a guide price of £115,000. I’ve heard that an offer has already been made but the premises appear to be still listed in the auction. The building requires some remedial structural work. With arguably one of the best locations on Market Street, this building is certainly going to waste at the moment.
Potential new cafe bar
The old tanning studio next to Julians Restaurant could soon be open again as some sort of brasserie. There is a notice of a licence application in the window and some construction works seem to be on the go.
Charity collection bags
Charity collection bags drop through letterboxes every week. HoylakeJunction.com reader Gerry Martin has been in touch with a reminder that some of the clothing collections do not generate any funds for charitable causes. For more information read this Guardian article.