A couple taken on a recent visit. The post is one of the ones across the alley from the top of Holborn Hill to Thompson St. It's the base of a footpath finger post; the remaining words are "Erected by", then probably "Wirral Footpaths etc Society", as seen in the second pic which is at the Woodchurch Rd. railway bridge, between the railway & the Fender. I think the "etc" stands for "and open spaces preservation" That organisation was founded in 1888.
I think the stubby pipes in the Hoylake area are vents. Maybe not from the sewer (stench pipes) as they are too low and would be a bit pongy, but for other (surface water ?) drains. The collar around the base is identical to those fitted REVO street lamp columns in the 40's/50's.
Someone on wiki has an Endoscope, not sure who. A quick peep down the "pipe" might give a clue.
Just my 2d's worth.
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