This is the former signal box of Lydiate Station on the old Southport and Cheshire Lines Extension Railway which closed even before Beeching got his regrettable hands on our once great network of railways.
But even I realise that this line served far too many sparsely populated rural communities to survive and I have commented before about how far away Lydiate Station was from Lydiate Village Green – a long way!
I recently purchased this photo and am wondering who the people in the photo may be. They are most likely Lydiate folk and there may be people living in Lydiate now who are related to them. I would love to hear from anyone with any ideas about the folks in what seems to be a staged undated photo.