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Richard Baker as Henry Yates Thompson
speaking at a Garston Historical Society meeting

Newsflash :
Garston WW1 War Memorial Research Project Launched. Click on WW1 tab at bottom opposite for more information.

Next Lecture Meeting:
Members research night & Social: Non members welcome Starts 7.30 pm Friday 7th November 2014 at Garston Park Church Hall, Corner Garston Old Rd and Island Rd. Cost 3 ( members 2). Refreshments.

WW1 War Memorial Research Project: November Exhibitions.

An extensive exhibition displaying some of our WW1 research findings. Two exhibitions:

1. Garston Park Church Hall, 151 Garston Old Rd Liverpool L19(next to Swing Park):

Friday 7th November 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday 8th November 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 9th November 12 noon to 4 pm

2. Banks Rd Methodist Church Hall, Banks Rd, Garston, Liverpool L19:

Friday 21st November 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday 22nd November 10 am to 4 pm

Welcome to the
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
Contact tab opposite

October 2009 we celebrated our 30th Anniversary:

30th Anniversary Cake

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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