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435 Blue Anchor, Market Street, Hoylake

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The Blue Anchor, Hoylake in 1988.
Shortly after this was taken, I was told that the anchor was painted red overnight. I don't know who or why, but one theory I haerd was football related....

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The Old Anchor Inn, which stood pretty much where the Blue Anchor is today

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Originally Posted by Norton
The Blue Anchor, Hoylake in 1988.
Shortly after this was taken, I was told that the anchor was painted red overnight. I don't know who or why, but one theory I haerd was football related....


Correct..One dark night "some" people did paint it red

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does anybody know when this pub was built, I've just bought the Wirral pubs book 3, which says circa 1970, I would have said more like 1963/64, I got married in 1964 and never really drank in Hoylake anymore, didn't have to go and court my Wife. Interesting if anyone can throw any light on the date, Thanks

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The plans for the new pub were approved in September 1960, so I would think it probably opened some time during 1961.

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Hello Marty, thanks very much for that info, I thought it was open before I married in 1964, but it was that long ago you start to doubt your memory, so it's 50 years since I was last in there, ouch.

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Advert from the Hoylake News in June 1961. It's not 100% clear from the ad whether the pub was actually open or whether it was still under construction, and during a quick search I couldn't find the usual notice concerning the opening, so it may have been in early 1962. Will have another look when I've got more time.

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Planning permission applied for to demolish the existing building and construction of mixed-use, three-storey development comprising A1 retail unit at ground-floor and 8 No. residential units above.

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At the Blue Anchor boardings have gone up and looks like builders may have moved in, there have been a few more planning applications, with the latest as yet undecided.


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