Hubs nan died last year (rip) aged 83 years. She referred to this whole area as "The Village".
By looking at old pics, i understand why, now?
i believe the shops extended past the Five Bars and The Leasowe Pubs, spilling out onto Desmene St and Birkenhead Road.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn