Is that the Brookhouse in the background? Courtesy LRO
That's a fantastic photo, and so clear. Think it is the Brookhouse.
Magnificent stuff you're giving us tonight Kev.
A proud looking bunch of lads those Indian soldiers, getting plenty of attention from the locals, and now from us. Thanks Kev.
Think you're right about the Brook House, but was it the Hatfield Hotel at that time?
That's a great pic' Kev'! Recognition of Britains colonial forces,and the sacrifices they made,are often overlooked!
Keeping it real!
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Almost certain it is the Brook House. Although there is a wall and railings where there should be none.
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Really interesting pic yep, that does look like the Brookhouse.
What an amazing photo! I just came across it today- very nice comments by everyone else also-and it looks like the Brook house to me too!
Fantastic photograph, Kev. It is the Brook House, and you will see that the half-timbering, large mullioned bay window, and drainpipe conform to this more recent view in the Flickr group The Secret Life of Smithdown.
Prior to that it had been Neta Homestores late 60s to 80s and my mother informed me that it was once the Conservative Club before that moved to purpose built premises nearby.
The name of the Hatfield hotel was existant in mosaic tiling on the step - may still be I only tend to drive past these days.
I have been led to understand that he Hatfield never opened due to dome restrictive covenant on the land between the Sefton Park Station railway bridge and Allerton road. Hence there has been a dearth of pubs in that area until the last two decades.
Rumour has it Lord Salisbury was to blame for this covenant.