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Speke

 (spēk), John Hanning 1827-1864.
British explorer in Africa. He and Sir Richard Burton were the first Europeans to explore Lake Tanganyika (1858).
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Noun1.Speke - English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
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RAF Speke played a major role in the British war effort from 1939 to 1945.
Father Christmas and Mrs Claus have arrived at Speke Hall this weekend, to welcome families into their traditional Christmas grotto.
Speke Hall is set to welcome thousands of music fans to the event over the course of the bank holiday weekend next June with Russell Watson already announced to headline the Last Night Of The Proms.
Brewin Dolphin has grown substantially since buying Wise Speke from Ockham Holdings, mushrooming from 21 offices to operating from 39 offices with sales now over pounds 200m.
In April 1855, Speke joined Captain Richard Francis Burton on an expedition to explore Somaliland (now part of Somalia).
"Having been at Wise Speke almost a year, I know I made the right move.
William Baker Baker, chief executive on Teesside, introducing Sir Frederick and welcoming guests who had braved the rain, said the weather rarely treated Wise Speke events kindly.
As part of QUAD's Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival, the nationwide festival will bring a huge inflatable screen to Speke Hall's lawn, giving an unrivalled view of the city's cherished Tudor mansion.
Simon Osborne, Speke Hall's visitor experience manager, said: "Speke is a fantastic setting for outdoor theatre.
Michael Rankin, 32, who works in the company's Teesside office, joined Wise Speke in 2000 as an investment adviser and from there quickly progressed to investment manager level.