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Chester High Road
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C1934 - The Devon Doorway.
Gayton
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Gayton
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And into the 50s with very little change apart from the BBC and the ITV aerials and a little wear on the thatch.
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On the other side of the roundabout stands the 'Clegg Arms' - c1910. Two huge, turret-shaped, planters appear to have been, newly, erected to the front of the building.
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The Clegg Arms, still c1910. The supports to the two planters/turrets have been removed and stocked with greenery. Sitting beneath the awning, to the right, are a couple of Victorian arcade machines, the nearest being, I'm sure, a 'Test Your Grip' machine, there was an identical one at Raby Mere in the 1950s.
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The Clegg Arms and Devon Doorway c1940 and we're heading back, towards Chester.
Neston
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The Farmer's Arms was situated on the Chester High Road, directly opposite the Boathouse Lane. Originally known as the 'Rose and Thistle' it had ceased to trade as a licenced establishment by 1922 and continued as refreshment rooms, only.
At this junction you can head towards Parkgate
Leighton
or follow the Chester High Road
Neston
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Due to widening and straightening, this section of the Chester High Road is totally unrecognisable as we face towards Heswall at the top of Boathouse Lane in Leighton. The Farmers Arms is on the right with a 'Soda Fountain' sign where it's name was once displayed. The building was eventually demolished to make way for a small industrial site that included Darlington's Transport.
Five Ways
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Five Ways, Chester High Road - 1961.
Shrewsbury Cottages
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Cottages opposite Shrewsbury Arms.
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Shrewsbury Arms - c1905.
Shrewsbury Arms
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Shrewsbury Arms - c1952
Shrewsbury Arms
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Shrewsbury Arms.
Neston
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c1946 - The 'Woodlands' cafe and garage at the Chester High Road and Dunston Lane junction.
Gordales
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Gordale Nurseries Chester High Road, Burton - 1953.
The glass conservatory, surrounding the dormer bungalow, was the cafe and could seat approximately 60 customers. It was a popular stopping off place for visitors to Parkgate and as food rationing was still in place, the popular 'Chicken Salad' was a welcome extra to peoples allowances.
Two Mills
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Two Mills - c1906.
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Two Mills - I'm guessing c1910. The tea-room shows an extension to the rear but the surrounding trees and hedgrows have changed little.
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Two Mills - c1920, looking towards Queenferry. The tearoom has now been replaced by a nursery and a new garage, on the right, provides fuel for the growing band of 'horseless carriage' owners.
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Two Mills - c1920, looking towards Chester and taken at the same time as the previous photograph.
Two Mills
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Two Mills Garage - 1959 looking towards the West Kirby road.
Eureka Cafe
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Eureka Cafe c1930.
The Eureka Café is famous amongst cyclists. It has been a regular stopping place since 1929.

Woodbank
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We're on Parkgate Road, Woodbank, in 1932, looking towards Neston with Woodbank Post Office and Stores on the right. Just ahead, on the left, is the 'Yacht Inn' which dates back to c1850. (From Ian Boumphrey's 'Yesterday's East Wirral'.)
The Yacht
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A closer look at the 'Yacht Inn' on the high road c1900.

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