Film and Media

Tribute to John Hurst

Tribute to John Hurst

John Hurst John Hurst, one of the club’s most cultured centre-backs (and the previous Dixie Dean Memorial Award recipient) passed away recently, so it was fitting that his wife and daughters were present at our Dixie Dean Memorial Award evening as special guests. They joined other audience members in watching a moving video presentation, which captured the essence of this fine footballer and lovely man, who epitomised all that is great about Everton. Rob Sawyer then shared tributes from Joe Royle and Colin Harvey to their friend and former teammate, before asking Derek Temple to join him onstage to speak…
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Dixie Dean Memorial Trophy – with award winner Séamus Coleman

Dixie Dean Memorial Trophy – with award winner Séamus Coleman

Our full report of the event, together with a short video, filmed and edited by Lewis Royden: https://youtu.be/jp0cJDk5PyM Séamus’s Big Night Rob Sawyer It was a night of celebration, cheers and even a few tears shed as Everton FC Heritage Society’s Séamus Coleman tribute evening was held at the People’s Lounge, Goodison Park on 16 February 2024. The Toffees’ talismanic, long-serving skipper was the 32nd recipient of the illustrious Dixie Dean Memorial Award. Compere Ken Rogers (Chairman of Everton FC Heritage Society) At 7:30pm, the familiar strains of the theme from Z-Cars filled the room and compere Ken Rogers introduced…
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Memories of Goodison Park

Memories of Goodison Park

A Film by Everton FC Heritage Society This is the latest of our Society-made films, which in this episode features a nostalgic look at the history of our great stadium. Our presenters, Ken Rogers and Rob Sawyer - who you will have met before in the 'Everton Village and the Birth of Everton Football Club' film - take us on a memorable journey, through the step-by-step development of Goodison Park from its foundation in 1892, through to the impending ground move on the banks of the Royal Blue Mersey. View the full film by clicking here: https://youtu.be/xLeg70CN928 View the full…
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Tommy ‘T.G.’ Jones by his former team mate John Cowell

Tommy ‘T.G.’ Jones by his former team mate John Cowell

Rob Sawyer in conversation with former Pwllheli goalkeeper John Cowell on his association with Everton and Wales legend T.G.Jones. Tommy G. Jones – often known by his initials, T.G., was idolised by Everton and Wales supporters in the late 1930s and 1940s. Dubbed the Prince of Centre-halves by devoted fans, Jones was described by Dixie Dean as the finest all-round player he had ever seen. A league title winner in 1939, Jones lost many of his best years to the war, and picked up a debilitating ankle injury in a Merseyside derby in 1944. Everton team in 1948 – TG…
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Pat Nevin interviewed by EFC Heritage Society in St Luke’s

Pat Nevin interviewed by EFC Heritage Society in St Luke’s

Before the Bournemouth home fixture on 7 October 2023, former Everton star winger Pat Nevin made a visit to St Luke’s to meet fans with copies of his latest book ‘Football and How to Survive it.’ Rob Sawyer and Lewis Royden of the EFCHS Media Team met up with Pat before his book signing session, to talk about his career and his new book. https://youtu.be/vYZqg9kiuTU?si=bPWGsBXRg-ehBaLg Pat Nevin with Lewis Royden (left) and Rob Sawyer (right) Photos by Sarah Deboe (EFCHS / MintCollective) and Rob Sawyer Click for Amazon linkClick for Amazon link
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Everton FC Heritage Society on Radio Merseyside

Everton FC Heritage Society on Radio Merseyside

On 14 September 2023, EFCHS members Rob Sawyer and Lewis Royden were interviewed by Paul 'Salty' Salt on BBC Radio Merseyside about the Society's activities, and our new venture into making films on the history of Everton Football Club (beginning with our recent documentaries on Thomas Keates and Everton Village). The full interview is available here: ⁩ (left to right): Rob Sawyer, Lewis Royden, Paul Salt (left to right): Paul Salt, Lewis Royden, Rob Sawyer (left to right): Paul Salt, Lewis Royden, Mike Royden ⁩ .
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‘Everton Village and the Birth of Everton Football Club’  

‘Everton Village and the Birth of Everton Football Club’  

Presented by Rob Sawyer in conversation with Ken Rogers. An EFCHS original film Everton FC Heritage Society have made a new film about the role and effect of Everton Village in the history of Everton Football Club, featuring the Queen's Head pub, the two toffee shops, and, of course, the lock-up which adorns our club crest. Only the lock-up still remains in situ, but the sites are all within just a few yards of each other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw1kHgjMH_w&ab_channel=EvertonFCHeritageSociety Well-known Everton FC author and member of EFCHS, Rob Sawyer, met up with former Sports Editor of the Liverpool Echo, Ken Rogers (Chairman…
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Thomas Keates – Director and First Historian of Everton Football Club – An EFCHS original film

Thomas Keates – Director and First Historian of Everton Football Club – An EFCHS original film

Everton FC Heritage Society have made a new film about the life of Thomas Keates, an early director of Everton FC, and author of the first history of the club, published in 1929. Written and presented by EFCHS member Jamie Yates, he was inspired to delve further into Keates' past after discovering his damaged headstone in Anfield Cemetery while working on another project. We hope this will be the first of many more heritage films about Everton Football Club, as several more are already in the planning stage. Films are easily accessible via our YouTube Channel link on the main…
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The Everton Heritage Society Podcast

The Everton Heritage Society Podcast

on the official Everton Football Club website Two of our Heritage Society members, Brendan Connolly and Sarah Deboe, have joined Darren Griffiths of Everton FC for a half hour podcast that explains in much more detail precisely what the society does. They speak about the importance of preserving the unique history of the club, how important it is to have a matchday presence so close to the stadium, and the terrific task of restoring and rededicating the graves of some of the earliest Everton legends. It’s a fascinating listen - click the image above or  click here to visit the…
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Thomas Keates – Celebration of his Life, and Grave Rededication – news report

Thomas Keates – Celebration of his Life, and Grave Rededication – news report

Following on from our film* about the life of former Everton FC director, and first historian of the club, Thomas Keates, a celebration of his life and rededication of his grave took place at Anfield Cemetery on Saturday 9 September 2023. [* This film can be found at the end of this report] It was attended by several Heritage Society members, while Dave Prentice and Ian Snodin represented Everton Football Club. We were most pleased to welcome three direct descendants of Thomas Keates, which gave the day extra meaning knowing his blood relatives were able to be present and witness…
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