Here are some local items of news including more shop changes in Market Street.
The Vino Vino pizza restaurant opposite the Punchbowl has closed and is set to reopen as a Greek restaurant called El Greco.
Skating company Rampworx appears to be opening an office on Market Street in the former offices of a mortgage brokerage company.
Thanks to John Bingley for alerting me to forthcoming changes in legislation that will see water companies taking ownership of private sewer pipes. For more information visit the United Utilities website. By coincidence, somebody mentioned this Flush Tracker website to me earlier in the week (I’ve not tried it myself). Also, did anyone else notice the whiff coming from the pumping station at the end of Dovepoint Road in Meols during the week?
Leo Simmons has provided me with some additional information to his forum:
www.theoldtown.net is a website created with the express purpose of facilitating the re-contact of old friends, family and acquaintances. The aim is very simple – to create an easy and safe medium through which to experience the pleasure of re-connecting with people you may only ever have known as neighbours by their first name, or by their house number, or even by their kid’s bike colour!
Everton v Hoylake Athletic
No, not a forthcoming friendly but a question for you from Simon O’Connell! Simon asks:
“I have an early memory of being taken to watch Everton FC play at Hoylake Athletic’s ground, some time in the late 1960s I’d say; it must have been a charity or exhibition match. Was the match against Hoylake? Does anyone have any information about this, a newspaper cutting or a programme even? Are there any photographs of the occasion?
Leave a comment if you know the answer.
There have been a few sea-anglers walking out to the sandbank from Kings Gap with their fishing rods. Can anyone tell me what types of fish are being caught at the moment? Is it sea bass?
The shelter on North Parade is currently being refurbished – look out for wet paint. The shelter was last given a makeover prior to the Open Golf Championships in 2006.