Programmed for Success – Ken Rogers

In the second of a series of EFC Heritage Society articles focussing on the World-famous Everton Collection, Ken Rogers takes a look at programmes from encounters with Wolves in May 1982 and April 1984. He reflects how the team listings on the back pages reflect how an era of change accelerated towards the most successful in our history. It is accepted across the Premier League that our matchday programmes are amongst the best in the country. It’s therefore not surprising that thousands of our most evocative publications form a key strand within the football memorabilia treasure that is the Everton Collection. These include landmark editions like the one produced for our first ever Football League game on September 8th, 1888 against Accrington, a different club to the present Accrington Stanley. Over 10,000 programmes, at the last count, are held for the Collection by the Liverpool Records Office including, many featuring today’s visitors Wolves. We focus here on two from the eventful...
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A Delve into the Everton Collection – Rob Sawyer

Some of this season’s EFC Heritage Society articles are produced in partnership with the Everton Collection, the unrivalled archive of over 10,000 historical football treasures. In 2007 in order to ensure the archive remained intact for future generations, an initiative was formed with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to purchase David France’s memorabilia. Everton FC also gifted its own memorabilia to form The Everton Collection Charitable Trust. The Collection is located at Liverpool Record Office at Liverpool Central Library where it is preserved and conserved in purpose-built archive accommodation meeting the highest standards for long-term preservation and under the care of professional archivists and conservators. The original items can be viewed at Liverpool Record Office by appointment. Items continue to be added – including Joe Mercer’s 1938/39 League Championship medal last year. A crowning glory of the Collection is the series of board minutes ledgers. These ‘Everton Scriptures’ are a series of 29 books documenting, in forensic detail, the inner...
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