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Holy Name Church, Fazakerley
|Population||16,786 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||L9, L10|
Fazakerley takes its name from Anglo-Saxon root words—all descriptive words pertaining to land; *Fæs-æcer-lēah. This can be broken down to fæs (border or fringe), æcer (field) and lēah, meaning a wood or clearing.
In 1321, Fazakerley was described as follows: "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, lead singer in 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 (former MP for Liverpool Walton)
- Rickie Lambert
- Lauren McQueen, actress
- Emma Morris née Hughes
- Mike Bulger guitarist/songwriter (The Christians/Sugarcide/Here's Johnny/Lalabambam)
- Lyn Andrews, born and raised in Fazakerley
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