Hoylake Allotment Association (website) need your help in finding old maps of Hoylake.
Rose Chandler has been in touch and asks:
I was chatting to a couple of plot-holders a while ago and they told me that in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s they were working for the Council and they demolished some allotments on what is now the football field. As you probably know we have a waiting list of nearly 80 and we are trying to get the Council to give us more land. If we could find some evidence that these allotments existed it might help. I have been to the Wirral Archive and couldn’t find anything. I suspect that a lot of documents have been misplaced when the Hoylake and West Kirby Urban District Council disappeared.
So, do you have a map of Hoylake from around that time and can you see allotments on what is now a football pitch opposite Manor Road train station? If you have some information then please contact Rose at HoylakeAllotment@aol.com.
Oh, if you’d like to follow the progress of one of the plot holders growing his own then have a look at this allotment blog by Ian Hazlehurst.