Quarry Brook is one of Maghull’s best-known buildings. Built in the early 20th century, it was the home of the toy manufacturer Frank Hornby (marked by an English Heritage plaque) and is now a convent. Hornby was born in Maghull in 1863. He began making toys for his sons, in 1899, and subsequently produced some of the most popular toys of the 20th century: Meccano, Hornby Model Railways and Dinky Toys. Hornby died in Maghull in 1936 and is buried in the grounds of St Andrew’s Church.
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