The Farmers is 225 Wallasey Village so the address you give is right for the site now occupied by Classic Cars.
I spoke with mum yesterday and she agrees that the present Classic Cars site is where the bike shop used to be - then she went on with names of the bike shop owners etc as she knew them in the 1920s/30s ie Gringod etc.
On seeing the pic I posted of the Farmers and the bike shop my dad commented that the wall advert for a Raleigh bike at £14-19-6 is VERY expensive for the era.
This still does not answer my query - where is the Framers Arms in the pic originally posted by Liberator? The Phoenix was BEFORE the Pub
and on the other side of the Pub
was the bike shop. Similarly, the Cosmo should have been before the Pub
with the bike shop on the other side. However, despite using a magnifier I cannot see any sign of the Pub
and maybe there is a "space" between the Cosmo and the bike shop?? When did they build the Farmers Arms?
I suppose it is JUST possible that the Farmers was built between the time someone too the pick Liberator posted and someone took the pic that I posted and which definitely shows the Farmers.
Looking past the bike shop to the house further down ie towards Spark's market garden area, close by that is a sign/ placard leaning against the wall. That sign will have been advertising the drinks sold by Mrs Povall. Mrs Povall had a small shop (very small, almost a big shed) that you accessed down some steps. As I remember it (early 50s) she had an all-glass "hubble bubble" machine that generated carbon dioxide from baking soda and that was used to make fizzy drinks. I think she used to make her own drink fruit concentrates from fruit grown on the market gardens of just collected from the hedgerows.
Anyone else remember Mrs Povall?