1930-1939

Why Leicester Fosse?

History will be made today when the present Premier League champions take to the field for what is their first ever FA Cup tie at Goodison Park. The visitors were formed in 1884 by a group of young men from a local evangelical chapel who decided to form a football team that they chose to call Leicester Fosse. This suffix was chosen because the old Roman Road, known as the Fosse Way, had once passed through the area and a military encampment was constructed to protect it from attack near to the spot where it forded the River Soar. The…
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Reverend and the Makers’ unlikely links to Everton legend Dixie Dean

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

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 Everton FC 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.…
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Blues pioneer Will Cuff to be saluted

Blues pioneer Will Cuff to be saluted

Everton Heritage Society to rededicate Will Cuff’s grave Mr. William Charles Cuff 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…
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Joe McClure – Career Record

A booklet compiled for Reverend and the Maker's lead singer Jon McClure. Full story click here. Joe McClure Everton Career 1929-1933  Researched by Billy Smith, Photographs supplied by Brendon Connelly & Compiled By Richard Gilliam On Behalf of the EFC Heritage Society WikipediaEVERTON SIGN WALLSEND PLAYER Hartlepool Mail Monday 4 November 1929 Joseph Henry McClure, a young half-back now playing for Wallsend. in the North-Eastern League, was signed on by Everton following his club's game with Hartlepool’s Reserves on Saturday. McClure, who plays on either wing, was on the books of Preston North End before joining Wallsend, and is 22 years…
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