Speke (pronounced Speak) is an area of Liverpool, Merseyside, England, close to the boundaries of the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley. It is 7.7 miles (12.4 km) south east of the city centre and to the west of the town of Widnes.

Speke is bordered by a number of other areas; Garston, Hunts Cross, Halewood and Hale Village and is located near to the widest part of the River Mersey.

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Richard Francis Burton - Biography - Exploring The African Great Lakes (1856–1860)
... Speke again accompanied him and on the 27 June 1857 they set out from the east coast of Africa heading west in search of the lake or lakes ... Speke was rendered blind for some of the journey and deaf in one ear (due to an infection caused by attempts to remove a beetle) ... Burton was again taken ill on the return journey and Speke continued exploring without him, making a journey to the north and eventually locating the great Lake Victoria, or Victoria Nyanza ...
Mount Speke
... Mount Speke lies in the Ruwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda, Africa and is the second highest peak in this range ... Mount Speke's summits are Vittorio Emanuele 4,890 m (16,042 ft) Ensonga 4,865 m (15,961 ft) Johnston 4,834 m (15,860 ft) Trident 4,572 m (15,000 ft) ... This mountain was named after John Speke ...
Hamitic Race - Hamitic Hypothesis
... south was introduced by British explorer John Hanning Speke, in his publications on his search for the source of the Nile ... Speke believed that his explorations uncovered the link between "civilized" North Africa and "barbaric" central Africa ... north and was related to the Hamitic Oromo people of Ethiopia (known as the "Galla" to Speke) ...
Speke And Garston Coastal Reserve
... / 53.348°N 2.878°W / 53.348 -2.878 Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve is a park in south Liverpool, Merseyside, England ... It was developed on part of the former site of Liverpool Speke Airport ...
Brampford Speke
... Brampford Speke ( /ˈbræmfərdzbiːk/ BRAM-fərdz-beek) is a small village in Devon, 4 miles to the north of Exeter ... with its chapel of ease, which was formerly part of the ecclesiastical parish of Brampford Speke ... Brampford Speke has a Church of England parish church dedicated to St Peter ...

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