Glad to come across this, as I never realised that the modern Pub
was built on the same site as the old Caernarvon Castle. My Uncle Ern(est) was killed on the night of 12th March 1941 (along with a number of others), when the Pub
got a direct hit from a Luftwaffe bomb. I always thought the modern Pub
had just re-used the name & that the old Pub
must have been somewhere nearer the Mersey, as the bombers would be trying to hit the docks. Uncle Ern was a train driver on the Mersey underground, and lived in Shamrock Road (Claughton).
When Ern didn't some home, my dad spent all night going round the makeshift mortuaries, & when he found him was only able to identify him by tattoos