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Lying to the north-east of Liverpool in the borough of Knowsley, is the town of Prescot, famous for it's clock-makers in it's industrial heyday during the 17th century, the local clock museum pays testament to this. The name derives from the Old English for "priests cottage". More recently the town made much of it's money from manufacturing, but also had connections to aristocracy throughout it's history: the estate of Lord Derby, with it's manor house and safari park, lies on the edge of town. Prescot has played host to a wide variety of visitors and residents over time: naval hero Lord Nelson is said to have frequented the town to visit his mistress; Oliver Cromwell was also a one-time visitor. From artist and poet Edward Lear to legendary comedy duo the Two Ronnies to "fifth Beatle" Stuart Sutcliffe, Prescot has spawned many a talented soul.