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...
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Mo Joins Fanatics KitAid Box-Up with Society c/o Everton Website

  @Everton 25 February 2017 13:36 Share Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic was on hand at Everton’s People’s Hub last week to help ‘box-up’ more than 400 shirts being donated to charity by the Club’s retail partner, Fanatics. Earlier in the season Fanatics were made aware of the long-standing partnership Everton in the Community have with the national charity KitAid and it was then they decided to make the generous contribution. The shirts being donated are those that were given back by fans after a number of players changed their squad numbers ahead of the 2016/17 season, including Besic. By giving them to KitAid, the retail outlet are ensuring that they will be distributed to some of the most under-privileged children and adults in some of the world’s poorest countries. During the activity, Besic, who joined the Club in 2014, also met with representatives from the Club’s official charity, KitAid and Fanatics as well as members of The Everton Heritage Society - who collect for KitAid at St...
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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...
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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.          ...
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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...
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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...
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Tom McIntosh – Everton’s First Full-Time Secretary By Stuart McIntosh and Rob Sawyer 19/06/2015

Tom McIntosh is a significant off-pitch figure in Everton's story, yet, despite the club's achievements under his watch, he seems to have fallen through the cracks of the club's historical records and his contribution over 16 years is largely overlooked He came from humble beginnings. His Scottish father, Peter, left his native Nairn to become the resident baker at the lunatic asylum in Sedgefield, County Durham. Here he met Eleanor Hunter, an attendant at the asylum. Eleanor's sister Elisabeth and brother-in-law, Thomas Nokes, would also work at the institution (John rose to the position of Chief Attendant). Peter and Eleanor married in September 1876 and late the following year their first born son, John George was born. Sadly John died from scarlet fever just two months after the birth of his brother; Thomas Herbert McIntosh, was born on Monday, 24 February 1879. After the birth of a younger sister, Penuel, in 1880, the family moved first to Byker in Newcastle and...
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Billy Scott Grave Dedication 17 May 2017

Billy Scott Billy Scott was an Irish international goalkeeper and part of the first Everton team to win the FA Cup in 1906. On Wednesday 17 May 2017, the EFC Heritage Society will honour Billy with a ceremony at 11am in Anfield cemetery, Priory Road, Walton Liverpool L4 2SL, to dedicate his previously unmarked grave. Heritage Society Chairman Brendan Connolly said “The Heritage Society is delighted to again have the support of Everton Football Club, with our latest project. We have also worked closely with Sheelagh Peroulis and Kevin Knight, relatives of Billy Scott, and their wishes have been integral to the project. We hope Sheelagh, Kevin and Billy’s other relatives are pleased with the outcome. “ Billy joined Everton from Linfield in 1904 and played 289 games for the Blues before moving to Leeds City in 1912. In 1914 he returned to Merseyside and joined Liverpool, but following the outbreak of war, only played in non-competitive wartime games. Billy was the brother of...
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