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Garston and District Historical Society's web site. Garston is a suburb of Liverpool, Merseyside. However for the first 900 years of its 1000 years or so existence, it was a separate, self governing township within the ancient Church of England Parish of Childwall, Lancashire. It was absorbed into the City of Liverpool via the latter's 1902 boundary changes.

The Society was founded in 1979 and is very much a research based organisation, with extensive local archives, whose objective is to study and record Garston's past and present. We have some 60 members who attend a variety of meetings thoughout the month and year. Fuller details of our activities may be found in the relevant pink tabs opposite. We hope you find our web site interesting and should you wish to join our society, do please get in contact with us using the
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One of the more interesting recent historical memorials in Garston is the recently installed commemorative mosaic remembering the Toxteth born astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks and his 1639 predictions about the transit of Venus across the Sun. Horrocks Avenue, Garston is named after Jeremiah Horrocks who lived at the Lower Lodge on the Toxteth & Garston border in Otterspool. The stream that went through Otterpool Park forming the boundary between the two townships:

Garston Mosaic, Horrocks Avenue

We do hope you will find the web site informative. Please re-visit the site frequently, as the content will be constantly updated.We are involved in all aspects of research and recording of local history relevant to the
ancient township of Garston, Liverpool. In rough terms this is the area of land from the Speke boundary at Banks Rd near the old Match Works to Aigburth Vale, near Sefton Park and bounded by the old London & North Western Railway Line to Liverpool Lime Street, see township map below:

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