Maintenance work continues down at the Meols Parade Gardens – as you can see, the railings are currently being repainted. Seems like it’s three coats of primer (white), undercoat (grey) and gloss (black). Elsewhere, rendeering has been replaced or made good and the entrance paths have been re-concreted. I can’t say the concrete looks the most attractive though.
By the way, did you know that the Parade Gardens are 100 years old this year? According to the book (Hoylake & Meols Past by Stephen Roberts) I’ve got from the library, the Parade Gardens opened in 1909.
Around this era Hoylake was changing quite dramatically. The Town Hall opened in 1898, Central Hall also in Market Street opened in 1902, the Hoyle Rd school opened in 1909, the bandstand was constructed in 1912 and the open air pool was opened in 1913. Hoylake Cottage Hospital opened with ten beds in 1910 …so this building will just manage it’s centenary before it’s demolished.