Blues pioneer Will Cuff to be saluted – David Prentice

Blues pioneer Will Cuff to be saluted – David Prentice

Everton Heritage Society to rededicate Will Cuff’s grave Portraits of the founding fathers of Everton FC The Anfield grave of long-serving Everton administrator Will Cuff will be rededicated next Monday, thanks to the Everton Heritage Society. Cuff served the Blues for more than half-a-century until his death in 1949 – and oversaw two FA Cup wins, three league championships and the growth of the club from Victorian pioneers to modern 20th century football club. He was a president of the Football League and vice-president of the FA, and on the weekend of his death all league and cup matches observed a period of silence and every player wore “black armlets.” With his surviving family having emigrated to Australia, however, his grave in Anfield Cemetery has become overgrown and dilapidated. Heritage Society chairman Paul Wharton explained: “Given Will Cuff’s stature in football and his place in Everton’s history we thought it appropriate that his grave should be properly tended. “It will be rededicated on Monday at 2pm and we hope...
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