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Fazakerley shown within Merseyside
|Population||15,062 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||L9, L10|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Liverpool Walton|
Unusually, part of Fazakerley is in the neighbouring borough council of Knowsley, with the boundary running down Copple House Lane. A section of the Knowsley side of Fazakerley is often referred to as the "Field Lane Estate". The separate "Sparrow Hall" estate is on the edge of Fazakerley, near to the A580 East Lancashire Road and Norris Green.
Fazakerley takes its name from Anglo-Saxon root words – all descriptive words pertaining to land; Faes-aecer-leah. This can be broken down to faes (border or fringe), aecer (field) and lea, or lei, meaning a wood or clearing.
In 1321, Fazakerley was described as such: "the country is extremely flat and treeless, with nothing to recommend it to the passer-by, for it seems to be a district of straight lines, devoid of any beauty". It had an area of 1,709 acres (6.92 km2) and was separated from Walton by a brook, and from West Derby partly by Sugar Brook up to Stone bridge.
Fazakerley was once home to a Royal Ordnance Factories plant (ROF Fazakerley), which manufactured weapons such as the Lee-Enfield rifle, Sten and Sterling submachine guns both during and after World War II.
- Andy Brown from english band Lawson
- Owen Moran, lead singer of Cook da Books
- Stuart Barlow
- 2002-03 Lord Mayor of Liverpool Jack Spriggs,
- 2008-09 Lord Mayor of Liverpool Steve Rotheram Also now M.P. For Liverpool Walton
- Rickie Lambert
- Alex Kruger
- Josef Anthony Crummie Actor, mostly known for parts in 'Citizenship'and 'You & I'
- Gary Chase cartoonist famous for many football game cardboard cut outs. Bruce the clown, Andy Gray at Rotterdam, Ian Rush as ET, Duncan Ferguson FA cup final 1995, Moyes and Felkaini FA cup semi final and Cook the Gus. A Geoffrey Boycott cut out was taken to the players dressing roon by Stuart Briad after England retained tge Ashes in 2014
- David Smith. Cohort of above during the Bruce the Clown court jester gig
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