Ask anyone in Liverpool if they have heard of Horrocks Avenue and a large number of people will answer yes, ask them who Jeremiah Horrocks, the man it was named after is, and I doubt many will know.


Horrocks Avenue in Speke is named after the man and there is a plaque dedicated to his memory, which hangs on the chapel wall in the Ancient Chapel of Toxteth, each of its four corners decorated with a five pointed star. St Michaels In The Hamlet also features a memorial to Jeremiah Horrocks and at Westminster Abbey, London. there is a memorial tablet to Horrocks, (erected c.1874 after a petition by the Royal Astronomical Society.
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