The large black door was originally the access to the rear of the Pub
,the land at the back where the supermarket was built between the Pub
and Barnston lane used to be a bowling green,on the corner of Barnston lane and Garden lane there was a house,the house and bowling green where on a higher level than the Pub
,as you can see when you drive into the car park.Originally where the entrance to the car park on Pasture Road was a six foot high wall which curved round into Garden lane and was the boundary wall to the property of the house mentioned above.The buildings where the electrics shop is,as far as I can remember,at one time,used to be public toilets.
Where the shops are now on the Hoylake road side was the restaurant above that was the Ballroom and the Function rooms and the living accommodation above on the Pasture Road side.An extension was added to the corner to accommodate the new Lounge Bar,I think in the sixties.