Toffeeweb book list

Everton Books If the abundance of the Internet still leaves feeling a little empty, perhaps you crave the comfort of a good book... a book about Everton Football Club?  Or players Past and Present?  The titles below provide links to more detailed descriptions and reviews, if available. Also, visit our Links to Internet Bookshops   THE TOFFEEWEB BOOK LIST In Search of Duncan Ferguson � Alan Pattullo, 2014 The Smell of Football – Mick 'Baz' Rathbone , 2011 Joe Mercer, OBE: Football with a Smile – Gary James, 2010   Everton: The Official Complete Record – Steve Johnson, 2010 Bilan Saison Par Saison de L'Everton FC � Livres Groupe, 2010 Everton's Welsh Legends – Dean Hayes, 2009 In Search of Duncan Ferguson � Mike Berry, 2009 Across the Park � Peter Lupson, 2009 1970 and All That � Mike Berry, 2009 Dr Everton's Magnificent Obsession � David France, 2008 The Everton Miscellany – Mark O'Brien, 2008 The Official EFC Family Album –...
Read More

The Good Doctor of Everton – Tony Onslow

When William Baxter moved to Liverpool from Clitheroe, he opened his own business, as a Chemist and Druggist, at 259 Great Homer Street in Liverpool. Some years later he married a local girl with whom he began to raise a family. James Clement Baxter, the second child to bless this union, was born in 1857. He attended his local school, dedicated to St Frances Xavier, where he proved to be a bright pupil. He quickly moved on to the school's college, run by the Jesuit Order, from where he won a place to study medicine at the King and Queens University in Dublin and qualified on 6 February 1879, to practice medicine. James Baxter, having returned to his native town, set up a consulting room, along with his cousin Austin Hughes, at 102 Robson Street in Everton. Six months later, he married the daughter of an Irish born Merchant who was now established as Liverpool Cotton Dealer. The lady of his choice...
Read More

Alex Young: With Us Always – Peter Jones

They say you should never meet your heroes. I’ve been lucky enough to have met some of mine and I have never found that to be the case. They have been gracious, humble and even a little surprised to find that they are still revered long after they have hung up their boots. To a man they have been approachable and happy to talk about the good old days. There has been one exception: Alex Young. This is nothing to do with the man himself; I know from talking to people who met him that he was a perfect gentleman, always prepared to talk with real humility. I never saw him play and my memories of him are all monochrome, of the unforgettable ’66 Cup Final and being allowed to stay up late to watch “The Golden Vision”, Ken Loach’s extraordinary tribute to Alex from 1968. But I have talked to those who did see him play, and each one has...
Read More

Take your foreign currency to St Lukes today for charity

The EFC Heritage Society and The Ruleteros Society are still collecting foreign currency in support of the Former Players  Foundations of the United Kingdom and Chile. We have had former players come and support us and some fans have already donated at St Lukes church before every home game. Thank you to all those who have helped so far. We are also collecting kits for Kit Aid, which can be deposited at St Luke’s church as well. KitAid now has Regional Co-ordinators around the country collecting kits, boots and equipment from Grass Roots level to the Premiership. We also receive kit from major suppliers including new kit that cannot be resold in the UK which would otherwise end up in landfill, recycling approximately 15 tonnes of unwanted kit annually. Every month KitAid volunteers collect, sort and box sets of kit and then arrange the distribution of over a hundred boxes through our charity partners. Through these partners, it not only provides shirts and football equipment but encourages inclusion, drawing people together as...
Read More

From Leicester Fosse to Leicester City…

The Premier League champions are at Goodison Park this afternoon but did you know that the club played for 25 years after its formation before becoming Leicester City? Today’s visitors were formed in 1884 by a group of young men from a local evangelical chapel who decided to form a football team that they chose to call Leicester Fosse. This suffix was selected because the old Roman Road, known as the Fosseway, had once passed through the area. The group then all agreed to pay nine old pence membership fee and another nine pence was collected to purchase a football. They then played at several different locations before, according to local folklore, a certain Miss Westland suggested they construct an enclosure at a site on Walnut Street which, in turn, became Filbert Street. Leicester Fosse first played in the Midland League before being elected to the Football League Division Two in 1893. In 1908 they gained promotion to the top flight and faced...
Read More

Sponsorship deals in the early 1900s ‘Everton by Postcard’

Sponsorship deals in the early 1900s ‘Everton by Postcard’ By Brendan Connolly In the early 1900s, postcards were the equivalent of current day text messages. Very few people had telephones, so the postal system was the main method of communication. As a result, demand dictated that there were four mail deliveries per day, with the last post being late in the evening. It was not unusual to post a letter or postcard early in the morning and receive a reply the same day. Postcards carried a lower postal rate than letters and by the early 1900s picture postcards had become very popular and companies seized the opportunity to use them to advertise. Morris Evans Household Oils were based in Festiniog, North Wales and put their name to a postcard illustrating our 1906 FA Cup-winning team. The company claimed that their products were a remedy for rheumatism, sciatica, lumbago and sore throats. They also prided themselves on how effective their oils were for dogs and farm...
Read More

Whitechapel Donations

  Paul kelly is pictured above at the Whitechapel centre when we delivered the winter wear and toiletries donated by staff at Everton Football club , Everton in the community, staff at Essar oil  Stanlow  and Everton Heritage. Society 'the Society have been collecting since the turn of the year with winter clothing and toiletries culminating in 5 large boxes and 12 bin bags being delivered today.   Everton former players Ronny Goodlass and Pat van den Hauwe have also supported kitaid and the Whitechapel centre with personal donations. It was quite humbling taking the photo of our treasurer and the regular visitors to the Whitechapel centre as they had finished their lunch and the smiles on their faces when they received Everton coats and sweatshirts was a site for sore eyes.   Thank you for donations for Both KitAid and the Whitechapel Keep them coming...
Read More

Deulofeu and Barkley shirts land in South Africa

  KitAid at St Luke’s Our latest boxing session took place today had 70 boxes (2275 items) kit are on their way to Africa, especially Malawi and South Africa. Ourselves Here at Essar, the heritage society Everton Fc, EiTC, Everton supporters and Fanatics along with have been fantastic supporting kitaid and also with the winter training gear going to the Whitechapel centre for the homeless. EiTc's Carena Duffy gathered her team of volunteers to support the heritage team of Paul Kelly, Ali and Peter Jones along with Richie Gillham who were marshalled by Derrick Williams head of kitaid, Janet Neville and her local team Boxes and boxes of Everton kit from Everton Supporters and fanatics were sorted into teas of 13 and boxed away.          ...
Read More

Kitaid

  KitAid is a small charity with a big heart! Run entirely by volunteers, it was founded in 1998 by Derrick Williams MBE. During a trip to a village in Tanzania Derrick, a passionate football fan, spotted young children playing in tattered shirts and a ball made of plastic bags. On his return he collected a box of kit and sent it back to the village and KitAid was born. Since then we have sent more than 275,000 items of kit around the world, reaching over 40 countries across 5 continents. KitAid is very proud to have Graham Taylor as its patron.   KitAid now has Regional Co-ordinators around the country collecting kits, boots and equipment from Grass Roots level to the Premiership. We also receive kit from major suppliers including new kit that cannot be resold in the UK which would otherwise end up in landfill, recycling approximately 15 tonnes of unwanted kit annually.   Every month KitAid volunteers collect, sort and...
Read More

Harry Williams – Death of a Mascot by Rob Sawyer

Aside from the iconic Toffee Lady, Everton supporters in the 1930s also possessed two unofficial mascots. Harry Williams of Westminster Road, Kirkdale, and his near neighbour, William Jones, would “play up” for Blues fans both home and away. Williams would wear his trademark mock policeman’s uniform, decorated with the club colours whilst Jones would don a blue and white chess-board suit. In the days before fences and enclosures, the firm friends were often permitted to “conduct” the crowds from the cinder path bordering the pitch. When Everton travelled to St Andrew’s on 11 February 1939 for a FA Cup 5th round fixture against Birmingham City – the “blues brothers” were determined to entertain fellow fans and be entertained by the champions-elect. Press photographers captured Harry Williams in his trademark bobby outfit (with the number 9 emblazoned on the lapels) but, sadly, tragedy would strike. The Liverpool Evening Express described how 44-year-old Williams was walking with a crowd towards the stadium when...
Read More
12