Reverend and the Makers’ unlikely links to Everton legend Dixie Dean – David Prentice

Reverend and the Makers’ unlikely links to Everton legend Dixie Dean – David Prentice

Pop star's Great Uncle was a Toffees' star Reverend and the Makers  THE lead singer of Reverend and the Makers has been reading up on his family links to one of Dixie Dean’s team-mates, thanks to the Everton Heritage Society. Jon McClure, lead singer of the Sheffield based band, revealed his links to the Toffees on Sky TV’s Saturday morning Soccer AM show. Jon is a passionate Sheffield Wednesday supporter, but revealed that he’d been told his Great Uncle, Joe McClure, used to play for Everton. Which is where the Heritage Society got involved. A group of passionate and learned Evertonians dedicated to celebrating and publicising all aspects of Everton’s history, they investigated McClure’s Goodison career. And after discovering that wing-half, McClure did make 34 appearances for the Blues, scoring one goal, they put together a 119-page book meticulously chronicling his four year spell at Goodison. Joe McClure The Heritage Society’s Richard Gillham, who produced the book using research from Billy Smith’s remarkable Blue Correspondent website and pictures from Society Secretary...
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Everton Heritage Society to hold Remembrance Day Service at Park End plaque 2015

Everton Heritage Society to hold Remembrance Day Service at Park End plaque Service will commemorate Everton and CD Everton players who have fallen in wartime conflict   David France with the memorial plaque to Everton's war heroes Evertonians and other football fans will gather at Goodison Park on Wednesday to pay respects to players who lost their lives during wartime conflict. A remembrance service, organised by the EFC Heritage Society, will be staged at the plaque based at the Park End that commemorates those who have fallen. The service, which begins at 10.50am, will be conducted by the Reverend Harry Ross, with all welcome to attend. Eight wreaths will be laid, one each for Everton Football Club, Dr and Mrs France (The Everton Collection), Everton Shareholder’s Association, Everton in the Community, Past Players’ Foundation, Everton Free School – who will have teachers and more than 40 students in attendance – the Ruleteros Society and the EFC Heritage Society. A piper will play “The Flower of the Forest” during...
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The ‘real’ story behind Everton’s enduring anthem Z-Cars – David Prentice

"When did Everton first run out to Z-Cars at Goodison? We’re closer than we’ve ever been to a definitive answer" Goodison Park, home of Everton It's a question which has been asked almost as many times as it has been played: When did Evertonfirst run out to Z-Cars at Goodison? And today, thanks to some splendid research from the Everton Heritage Society, we’re closer than we’ve ever been to a definitive answer. That’s closer. But still not spot on. Because a mystery which has lasted half-a-century deserves to retain some allure. And a theme as evocative, as stirring and as downright different as Everton’s matchday anthem is also still enigmatic. The folklore of its Goodison origins, plucked from the pages of the popular Everton website Toffeeweb, was that: “one of the fans, who played PC Sweet on the front desk, was an Evertonian; one day he brought a few of the cast to watch the team. In recognition of that, the team came out on the field to...
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The EFC Heritage Society and Everton FC, pay tribute to Alex Young

The EFC Heritage Society and Everton FC, pay tribute to Alex Young

Paul Wharton & Peter Lupson,Chairman & Vice Chairman of the EFC Heritage Sociey (right),speaking at the rededication Alex ''Sandy'' Young's grave1 of 8 The EFC Heritage Society together with Everton Football Club, pay tribute to one of Scotland's great Centre Forwards,with the re-dedication of Alex ''Sandy'' Young's grave at Seafields Cemetery, Edinburgh. A Piper plays at the grave of Alex ''Sandy'' Young.2 of 8 Former Everton FC players at the service (ltr) Graeme Sharp, Alex Young & Graham Stuart.3 of 8 Family and guests at the service.4 of 8 The EFC Heritage Society together with Everton Football Club,pay tribute to one of Scotland's great Centre Forwards,with the rededication of Alex ''Sandy'' Young's grave at Seafields Cemetery,Edinburgh. Zac & Macy Cleeton,lay flowers at the grave of Alex ''Sandy'' Young,who was their Great,Great,Great Uncle.5 of 8 Paul Wharton & Peter Lupson, Chairman & Vice Chairman of the EFC Heritage Society (right), speaking at the re-dedication Alex ''Sandy'' Young's grave..6 of 8 The EFC Heritage Society together with Everton Football Club,pay tribute to one of Scotland's great Centre Forwards,with the re-dedication...
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