Commercial Premises |Published on: Apr 17, 2018|Categories: Images of Old Oxton| Talbot Hotel, Claughton FirsAdams’ Butchers, 1 Rose Mount. The business moved here when it outgrew Claughton Firs premises. It is now the oldest established family business in OxtonWellington Road shops 1927. There was a draper, butcher, grocer, cycle dealer, fruiterer, chemist, confectioner, florist and dairymanWilliam Male & SonsSaid to be inside Wellington Road chemist shop, owned by several pharmacists over the years, including Arthur EllithorneThe Queen’s Arms, Storeton Rd. Thomas Hughes (of Hughes Lane) was publican from 1845, followed by his son, also Thomas, in 1874. (Picture is modern interpretation)The old HSBC bank at the centre of the villageSwan Hotel, Holm Lane. A beerhouse was run here from 1864 by Hugh Swan and then by his wife Betty to the 1880’sWellington Road Post OfficeAdams’ Butchers, 10 Claughton Firs. The business was started here c. 1909 by George Henry AdamsQueen’s ArmsConfectioner’s, 37 Rose Mount, owned by the Peever family from 1914. They also owned a dairy at no. 35Henderson’s Nursery, Village Road. An Oxton landmark from 1850 to World War II. Latterly occupied land where Talbot Court now standsWilliam Male arrived at 2 Rosemount in 1881 to start a 40 year stay as William Male and SonsSwan Hill Dairy, built 1931, employed 60 people and supplied milk to 40,000 Wirral householdsBoot Repairers, Prices Lane, date unknownTalbot Hotel, Claughton Firs. Built between 1847 & 1875 in a curve round the bend between Rose Mount and Claughton Firs. Demolished 1967, rebuilt 1969 as Oxton Arms < Back to Main Images Page For more fascinating information about the history of the commercial premises in Oxton visit the Historical Shopkeepers of Oxton Facebook page.