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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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Musicians

THE CORAL Originating from Hoylake, the Coral was formed in 1996 by school friends James Skelly (b. Liverpool, England; guitar/vocals), Nick Power (organ/vocals), Bill Ryder-Jones (b. Liverpool, England; guitar/trumpet), Lee Southall (guitar/vocals), and Ian Skelly (b. Liverpool, England; drums).
The quintet began working on their own material almost as soon as they had learned to play their instruments properly. They were discovered in rehearsal by ex-Shack associate Alan Wills, who was impressed enough to set up the Deltasonic Records label for them.
 A recording contract with Sony Records was not long in following, and the Coral broke through into the mainstream in the new millennium with a series of releases that saw them fĂȘted as one of the UK's most original new acts. Their first release was the limited edition Shadows Fall EP in July 2001,

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ORCHESTRAL MANOEVRES IN THE DARK

 

One of The Wirral Peninsula's most well know faces is Andy McCluskey from OMD is from Meols. Famously, to those old enough to remember OMD had a track called 'Red Frame White Light' which referred to the Public Telephone Box between the church and the Railway Inn. Hidden within the lyrics was the telephone number of the telephone box. OMD's worldwide appeal was such that fans would call the telephone number from all over the world

Featuring the core members Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey, the Merseyside synth-pop group Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark formed in the late '70s. Humphreys and McCluskey began performing together in school, playing in the bands VCL XI, Hitlerz Underpantz, and the Id. After the Id split in 1978, McCluskey was with Dalek I Love You for a brief time. Once he left Dalek,he joined with Humphreys and Paul Collister to form Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark. The group released their first single "Electricity" on Factory Records; the record led to a contract with the Virgin's subsidiary DinDisc. Using their record advance, McCluskey and Humphreys built a studio, which allowed them to replace their 4-track recorded with drummer Malcolm Holmes (formerly of the Id)and Dave Hughes (formerly of Dalek I Love You). In 1980, the group released their self-titled debut album. Organisation appeared the same year which featured the U.K. Top Ten single"Enola Gay" Hughes was replaced by Martin Cooper soon after its release. The band's next few albums -- Architecture and Morality (1981), Dazzle Ships (1983),Junk Culture (1984) -- found the band experimenting with their sound, resulting in several U.K. hit singles. Recorded with two new members, Graham and Neil Weir Crush, their most pop-oriented album, found more success in America than in Britain, as the single "So in Love" hit number 26 on the charts."If You Leave," taken from the Pretty in Pink, soundtrack was their biggest American hit, climbing to number four in 1986.
The Pacific Age was released the same year, yet America was the only country where it was popular. Shortly after its release, the Weir brothers left the band, followed by Holmes, Cooper, and Humphreys.McCluskey continued with the band, releasing Sugar Tax in 1991 in the meantime,Humphreys formed the Listening Pool. After Sugar Tax failed to gain an audience, Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark returned with Liberator in 1993, which also was ignored.It was followed three years later with Universal. The OMD Remixes appeared in 1998.