I thought I’d have a go at a new feature here on HoylakeJunction.com entitled Shopkeepers Stories.
I’ve had the idea of publishing articles about the shops and businesses along Market Street and in Hoylake more generally for some time. The aim is to publish behind-the-counter articles about different Hoylake businesses on a regular’ish basis. What I’m not looking to do though is to compile a directory of Hoylake businesses – there’s umpteen sites that do that already, it’s time consuming and it’s a market that Google will come dominate before too long anyways.
Whilst we may not have an Arkwright’s Open All Hour’s type shop in Hoylake (did we ever?) we do have quite a selection of both national brands and local independent traders, all offering goods and services for a local and sometimes wider audience. I’ll be hoping to find out information, photos, stories, etc about them that you’ll find interesting.
The first in the series will hopefully be published tomorrow (Tuesday). It might take a couple of articles before I get into the swing of things but let’s give it a bash and see where we end up 🙂
And if you’re a shopkeeper and want to tell your very own Shopkeepers Story then please get in touch via email or the contact form and I’ll see what I can do! And if you’re a reader and have always wanted to know something about a particular Hoylake shop then feel free to let me know!