Blue plaque unveiled at Dixie Dean’s primary school in Birkenhead

Blue plaque unveiled at Dixie Dean’s primary school in Birkenhead

Legendary goalscorer's daughter and another Everton striking legend perform unveiling ceremony Everton legend Graeme Sharp, left, together with Barbara Dean, right, daughter of the club's goal-scoring legend Dixie Dean,pictured below the EFC Heritage Society plaque at Portland School in Laird Street, where the football hero first went to school in Birkenhead. Photo by James Maloney The EFC Heritage Society commissioned plaque at Co-Op Portland Academy in Laird Street, where Everton legend Dixie Dean first went to school.  A blue plaque commemorating the site of the school where Everton and England legend Dixie Dean first studied has been unveiled. Dixie's daughter Barbara Dean, and the second highest goalscorer in Everton's history, Graeme Sharp, unveiled the plaque at the Co-Op Academy Portland on Laird Street. The unveiling ceremony was witnessed by pupils and staff from the Birkenhead primary school, Everton legend Derek Mountfield, officials from Conservation Areas Wirral and members of the Everton Heritage Society who commissioned the plaque. Everton legend Graeme Sharp, right, together with Barbara Dean, left, daughter of...
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Dixie Dean’s most cherished medal is coming home to Goodison Park – David Prentice

Dixie Dean’s most cherished medal is coming home to Goodison Park – David Prentice

Dixie Dean's most cherished medal comes home to Goodison Park The 1927/28 League Championship medal presented to Dixie Dean will be back at Goodison Park on eve of anniversary   One of the most cherished medals in Everton’s history is coming home. The League Championship medal presented to Dixie Dean after his record-breaking 60-goal season in 1927-28 will be back at Goodison Park - on the eve of the 90th anniversary of the legendary And fans are being invited to see it at a special celebration event. Saturday May 5, when Everton entertain Southampton, will be the 90th anniversary of the occasion Dixie scored a hat-trick against Arsenal to break the top flight scoring record. Dixie Dean footage from 1928. Courtesy of the British Film Institute   The night before, on Friday, May 4, at the People’s Club Lounge at Goodison Park, the medal presented to Dixie will be back at the stadium for the first time in decades. Poignantly, with Everton planning a move to a new stadium, it...
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Everton FC Heritage Society honour Anfield great

Everton FC Heritage Society honour Anfield great

Alec Brady's grave to be rededicated The EFC Heritage Society are to honour one of the heroes of 1891 as they rededicate the grave of former Everton player Alec Brady. Born in the Cathcart district of southern Glasgow on April 2, 1865, the tricky inside forward started his career with Cowie Wanderers near Stirling before having a spell at Renton Thistle. Brady moved south of the border to Burnley as the Football League kicked off in 1888 but midway through the following season he switched to Everton. He netted an impressive 11 times in 15 outings in his first campaign at Anfield - including a hat-trick in the club's record 11-2 win over Derby County - and followed that up with another nine goals in 21 games in the club's first title-winning season of 1890/91. The following year he returned home to join Celtic, helping them to win their first trophy in the shape of the Scottish FA Cup, before settling in Sheffield with the...
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