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Welcome to the Information Website about the North West Resorts of Hoylake, West Kirby and Meols on the Wirral Peninsula.

Hoylake was home to the 2006 British Open where Tiger Woods won the 135th British Open Championship at The Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Meols Drive.

These seaside villages are located at the northern tip of the Wirral Peninsula.
Hoylake,West Kirby & Meols are blessed with miles of beaches, promenades, Parks,Bowling Greens, Tennis,Golf, Horse Riding,Windsurfing and Sailing on the salt water Marine Lake and Sand Yachting. On a clear day, one can see the Blackpool Tower on the horizon.
Take a stroll along the promenades and watch the local fishermen at work.

The Wirral area is known as the "Leisure Peninsula" it being surrounded on three sides by water, the Irish Sea, the River Mersey and the River Dee.

The Viking settlers landed their boats here in 902AD and their influence is still evident. Liverpool the European Capital of Culture 2008 is only a twenty minute drive away or 30 minutes by the Mersey Rail Electric Railway.
The Roman city of Chester and the beauty of North Wales being 30 mins drive away.

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2007 Archive News

16th March 2007 Coronation Gardens, West Kirby
 Work is due to commence on Monday 19th March on a significant upgrade to Coronation Gardens in West Kirby.The Gardens, eighty years old next year, were sliding into decline but two years ago the Friend of Coronation Gardens in partnership with Wirral Council agreed a three phase redevelopment of the Gardens having undertaken market research from locals and visitors on what they would like to see in the Gardens. The initial phase, completed last year, involved installation of a new entrance ramp and archway. The current phase, which is more ambitious, is to relay the central path and install a central feature to the gardens to enhance the green open space.
The asymmetric central feature concept was visualized by local garden designer Peter Potter (Gred Ltd) and Wirral Council’s Jackie Smallwood. It will incorporate a 6 metre windvane sculpture of three wild geese by Worcester-based sculptor Paul Margetts drawing inspiration from the migrating birds in the Dee estuary. In addition there will be new seating and planting of maritime species and aromatics. It is planned to incorporate works of art by local children into the final feature.
The project costing just over £50,000 has been funded primarily through a grant from the Council's capital programme matched with funds from the Friends of Coronation Gardens through an Awards for All Lottery Grant. The project is one of a series of modest coastal improvement schemes in West Kirby that originated from the Hoylake and West Kirby Regeneration Master Plan.
The work is likely to take 5 weeks to complete and a section of the wall between Coronation Gardens and Banks Rd will be temporarily removed to allow works access.
 
Hoylake Amateur Swimming Club has uncovered archive film of the town’s outdoor Lido as part of it’s 75th anniversary celebrations.
A picture of life in 1930’s Hoylake has emerged in archive film footage of the coastal town’s outdoor lido.
The old home movies uncovered as part of Hoylake Amateur Swimming Club’s 75th anniversary celebrations show images of activities at the Hoylake lido in the 1930’s and 1960’s. The lido closed in 1981 and the club now make use of West Kirkby Concourse Leisure Centre.Kay Morgan who was Women’s Captain in 1931 can still recall the lido’s time at the centre of the early years of the club’s
life “We used to wear woollen swimsuits but that was just all there was. There was no lycra.”
The footage, which forms part of a new exhibition, shows the crowds that would flock to the Lido in the summer months to swim and use the diving boards and slides that used to sit around the edge of the pool. Kay Morgan remembers starting early for training, “We went about 7 o’clock in the morning before we went to school. The temperature was about 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 centigrade). There was usually quite a crowd of us and we were pretty tough.”
 
Pinky Stabback competed in synchronised swimming at the club in the 1960’s, “In the summer they used to have what they called Aqua ballets in all the outdoor pools that were still going strong in the 1960’s.
“But then gradually it became more serious. To be a good synchronised swimmer these days you need the stamina of a middle distance runner, the agility of a gymnast, the grace of a ballet dancer and a decent ear for music because you’ve got to have a good sense of rythym. And the heart of a lion because it is very very hard work.”

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