The Holy Trinity of Our Forefathers

DR JAMES CLEMENT BAXTER   Previously there has been a concerted effort by the Everton Shareholders Association and particularly by one fellow Evertonian Paul Wharton to endorse our song “And if you know your history”. Paul has been dubbed the Everton Sherlock Holmes. He has been driven to find out the true story behind our clubs formation and the founder fathers who delivered to us this fantastic club. When I read about our clubs past it really does make your heart go whoohhoo! It is now generally accepted that the following gentleman were the driving force in forming and making Everton. Ben Swift Chambers, John Houlding, James Baxter, George Mahon, John McKenna and Will Cuff all read from the same prayer book about football on Merseyside in its infancy. Paul arranged fantastic nights for the story of George Mahon and then Will Cuff to be told but our education of Everton would not be complete without an in depth story of a man who...
Read More

A Fascinating Insight into Will Cuff

  Arriving through the double doors of The People?s Club Lounge at Goodison Park I was greeted by the ever-friendly face of David Starsky. It?s always great seeing David. I do enjoy his zest for life. We were present for the rather special occasion that was the unveiling of a quite amazing piece of artwork by Chris Wilson, this being an exceptional, life-like portrait of Mr Everton ? a man whose achievements are difficult to be tailored into words... one Will Cuff. As ever with such events organized by the Everton Heritage Society, and in particular Paul Wharton, the evening was informative, educational, interesting and superbly organized. I?m just disappointed there isn't more of them. Paul Wharton began proceedings with a short introduction explaining a little about Will Cuff and the significance of the portrait. You see the original portrait was created by Frank Copnall, a local artist who completed a good 800 portraits back then. One of those was of Will Cuff....
Read More

The Life of Hunter Hart

Hunter Hart was always recognisable by a distinctive quiff which pre-dated that of Wolves' Billy Wright. He served Everton with distinction on the field in the 1920s and behind a desk in the 1930s but, unfortunately, his association with the club he loved was to end prematurely, as was his life. Born on Glasgow on 11 March 1897 to Alexander (a carter) and Jessie, Hart grew up less than half a mile from Celtic's stadium. By the age of 14, living in Shettleston, Lanarkshire, he had lost the sight in one eye in, what was described as, "a childhood accident". He was never on record talking about this disability and it certainly did not hold back his football career.   He made his name with Parkhead Juniors FC in Scottish non league ("Junior") football. Spotted by Airdrieonians' manager John Chapman, Hart signed for the league outfit at the start of the 1918/19 season. His Airdrie debut, as a 21-year-old inside-forward, was on 18...
Read More

Support KitAid at Goodison

Support KitAid at Goodison Latest news 01 December Everton in the Community launch The new partnership was officially launched at the home game against Swansea City on 19 November and this was preceded by a really good article on the club website which involved a player (Bryan Oviedo) promoting the appeal by holding up an Everton shirt with KitAid on the back. Collections were held at different locations around Goodison and once again we are very grateful to our friends from the Everton Heritage Society who helped to promote and collect kit for us. Our relationship with Everton will continue to grow and EITC have promised to keep our partnership alive by helping to promote KitAid to their fan base. We also agreed to hold another kit collection day at the game versus Watford next May. All in all, a really great new partnership for KitAid and we are grateful for all of the support we have received in getting this set up. Everton in the Community has...
Read More

Alan Ball Remembered DVD

Former Everton star Ronny Goodlass is will have a DVD on sale at St Luke's Church and the Winslow every home game. The DVD pays tribute to one of the Club's most iconic legends, Alan Ball. Along with the DVD is a special tribute programme for the Ball of Fire play, both on sale for a special price of £9.99 instead of £12.99. Ronny will at St Luke's to autograph the items. Winger Goodlass was a boot boy for Ball in his youth and came to be in awe of the man who scored 79 goals in 251 games during a dazzling five-year spell at Goodison Park. The highlight of that stint was helping Harry Catterick's great side ease to the League Championship title in 1970 as part of the ‘Holy Trinity’ alongside Colin Harvey and Howard Kendall. The DVD re-lives all the best Ball moments through his own words and those of the men who knew him best. Goodlass, Kendall, Joe Royle and Graeme...
Read More

George Harrison

A MOVING tribute was paid to 'one of our own' as representatives of some of Britain's biggest football clubs descended on South Derbyshire. George Harrison was a Church Gresley teenager with a dream of making it to the top when he started playing football for his local team, Gresley Rovers, back in 1910. It was the beginning of stunning career that later saw him win a top flight title with Everton and two caps for England. Amidst it all he was called to fight for his country on the front line during the First World War. THE Everton FC Heritage Society has paid for the new headstone for footballer George Harrison, who went to play for England Everton. Pictured from left are society chairman Paul Wharton, ex-player Ian Snodin, Reverend Henry Corbett, and society vice-chariman Peter Lupson. VIOLINIST  Daniel Axworthy plays while , Paul Wharton, Peter Lupson, Rev Henry Corbett and Ian Snodin look on. CHARLIE Smith placed flowers on the grave. ,also to the right Kieran...
Read More

Everton and KitAid

Rob Sawyer for EFC Heritage Society 11/10/2016 Thanks to an act of generosity in a time of adversity, a corner of Malawi, 5,000 miles from Goodison Park, will be forever Everton. John Mulcahy was a lifelong Blue – attending his first match in April 1976 when Everton defeated Stoke 2-1. John had Noonan Syndrome (NS), which, in spite of being relatively commonplace and having a major impact on lives, remains a comparatively little-known condition. The syndrome did not stop him from becoming a Lower Bullens season ticket holder and regular attendee at away fixtures. Sadly John’s health deteriorated in the last five years of his life before he passed away on December 21st 2014, aged 47. John’s parents, Frances and Bob, were determined to find a deserving new home for John’s collection of 23 Everton shirts; they located it thanks to KitAid. The charity was founded by Derrick Williams, who, on a humanitarian visit to Tanzania in 1988, was struck by the positive...
Read More

A Tribute to Alexander “Sandy”Young

Everton honour 1906 cup hero Sandy Young by Lyndon Lloyd | 03/09/2014 Alex "Sandy" Young was honoured today in Edinburgh   Everton FC and Everton Heritage Society unveiled a new headstone in Edinburgh's Seafield cemetery today to mark the grave of Alex 'Sandy' Young, one of the club's first legends. Still the fourth-highest goalscorer in Everton's history, Young was the scorer of the winning goal in the 1906 FA Cup Final win over Newcastle United that clinched the trophy for the Blues for the first time. In all, he found the net 127 times in 314 appearances in the decade between 1901 and 1911 but he was troubled in later life by mental illness and a prison sentence for the manslaughter of his brother in Australia before he passed away in 1959. Thanks to the efforts of the Heritage Society, a fundraising effort has finally enabled the erection of a headstone at his grave site which was revealed at a special ceremony attended by club officials, his...
Read More