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    Astronomer, born in Aigburth, Liverpool. In 1639 he was the first in the world to observe the passing of Venus across the sun, thus enabling the earth's distance from the sun to be calculated. His undoubted genius was not fulfilled as he died, age 23, in 1641.
    Horrocks Avenue in Garston is named after him.


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    Yay - I knew about him - Garston Church of England School is on Horrocks Avenue!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou
    Astronomer, born in Aigburth, Liverpool. In 1639 he was the first in the world to observe the passing of Venus across the sun, thus enabling the earth's distance from the sun to be calculated. His undoubted genius was not fulfilled as he died, age 23, in 1641.
    Horrocks Avenue in Garston is named after him.
    1639? Was Aigburth there then?
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    Kev - Aigburth has been there yonks - it was mentioned in the Domesday book I think - their were monks there who did a ferry type thing over the Mersey. There is a good local history page by a chap called Mike Royden with all the info about Aigburth and Garston - which has also been there yonks - a church has been on the site of St Michaels in Garston since the 13th century. If I can find the link I will post it up for you. Do you remember when they widened Aigburth Road at the top by St Mary's? They knocked down an old bowling green and stuff....probably too long ago for you to remember..

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    It seems so long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpatooti View Post
    Kev - Aigburth has been there yonks - it was mentioned in the Domesday book I think - their were monks there who did a ferry type thing over the Mersey. There is a good local history page by a chap called Mike Royden with all the info about Aigburth and Garston - which has also been there yonks - a church has been on the site of St Michaels in Garston since the 13th century. If I can find the link I will post it up for you. Do you remember when they widened Aigburth Road at the top by St Mary's? They knocked down an old bowling green and stuff....probably too long ago for you to remember..

    Hi Sweetpatooti

    You are correct that Mike Royden has a history page on "Monastic Lands" which covers the history of Stanlawe Grange, Aigburth, and Garston. Stanlawe Grange was a monastic farm owned by the monks of Stanlaw Abbey across the Mersey near Ellesmere Port, where the oil refinery is now located. The remaining building from what was a much larger complex can still be seen on Aigburth Hall Avenue just above Aigburth Road. The farm later came into the possession of Whalley Abbey and after the dissolution of the monasteries was in the possession of the Harrington and Tarleton families who owned Aigburth Hall. I don't believe the monks ran a ferry across the Mersey. Possibly you are confused with the monks of Birkenhead Priory who ran the first ferry from Birkenhead to Liverpool during the middle ages?

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