2020-2029

Adrian and Harrison Heath – Son of My Father (Part 10)

Adrian and Harrison Heath – Son of My Father (Part 10)

                           Adrian Heath arrived at Everton in January 1982 for a club record fee of £700,000. As a striker/attacking midfielder from the Potteries, he was signed by manager Howard Kendall who knew Adrian well from their days at the Victoria Ground, Stoke. ‘Inchy’ as he became known, made his Blues debut at home to Southampton in a 1-1 draw.  Finding it difficult to settle at first, he eventually came into his own, playing a very big part in Everton’s success. Many Evertonians class his interception from Kevin Brock at the Manor Ground, Oxford, in a January 1984 knife edge cup…
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The Technicoloured Wide World of Sports

The Technicoloured Wide World of Sports

The creator of the iconic image of Goodison Park: Archibald Leitch AN INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE CHILVERS by Richie Gillham Richie Gillham: Thanks for joining us, George.  I think many of us have seen and admired your colourisations of old black and white football pictures.  So, from the beginning, how did it start? George Chilvers: I was born and grew up in Liverpool in the 50s and 60s, and as a little lad I loved reading about football.  I used to get football annuals at Christmas, and very rarely if I had saved up enough I'd buy a magazine, like Charles…
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Master’s Research Scholarships (Everton FC with Liverpool Hope University)

Master’s Research Scholarships (Everton FC with Liverpool Hope University)

Everton Football Club and Liverpool Hope University are offering two researchers the opportunity to shine a light on previously unexplored chapters in the social history of Everton and its award-winning charity Everton in the Community – and to have their findings published in a new book.   Press release LAUNCH RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS EXPLORING SOCIAL HISTORY OF CLUB AND CHARITY  Two Master’s research scholarships available: MRes in the History of Everton, The People’s Club and MRes in the History of Everton in the Community, Sport at the Service of Humanity  Findings will be published in a new book about the Club  Applications now open – deadline Friday 4 September…
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A Day of Celebration and Commemoration at The Winslow

A Day of Celebration and Commemoration at The Winslow

Number 31 Goodison Road is an address with 134 years of rich history – 128 of them indelibly linked to the football club across the road. When The Winslow Hotel called first orders in 1886 there was a field opposite called Mere Green. In 1892 it became the new home of Everton FC. Over the decades countless Toffees supporters and no few players (in the days when many lived, literally, around the corner form Goodison Park) have passed through the doors.  On Saturday 14th March this year, the Everton FC Heritage Society teamed up with the current licensee, Dave Bond,…
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Everton – Bridgetown Barbados

Everton – Bridgetown Barbados

Whilst researching the famous name of Everton around the world, I discovered that there was a very successful team in Barbados which lasted into the latter part of the 20th century. The Barbados Football Association (BFA) was founded in 1910 and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010. Originally named the Barbados Amateur Football Association, that name was changed in 1925. The Everton FC of Barbados was founded/established in 1935 in Greater Bridgetown, The name Reynold Culpepper comes to mind as a founder but no evidence has been found as of yet on his involvement , the club was relatively successful…
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A Delve into the Everton Collection

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…
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KitAid and the Everton family

KitAid, founded in 1998, donates used and new (surplus) shirts to teams in various parts of the world Kit Aid shirts in Malawi Everton's links to KitAid date back to 2014 with the passing of John Mulcahy, a lifelong Blue, at the age of 47. John's parents kindly gifted his collection of 23 Everton shirts to KitAid (www.kitaid.net). This charity, founded in 1998, donates used and new (surplus) shirts to teams in various parts of the world - each year recycling approximately 15 tonnes of unwanted kit which would otherwise might have gone to landfill. John's shirts went to a…
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‘Money Can’t Buy Us Love: Everton in the 1960s’ – By Gavin Buckland

‘Money Can’t Buy Us Love: Everton in the 1960s’ – By Gavin Buckland

Two strong-willed, complicated, men form the axis of a new book by Gavin Buckland which explores, in greater detail than ever before, Everton during the trophy-laden 1960s Rob Sawyer For those who have only been following Everton since the 1990s, you’ll have known the Blues as the plucky underdogs – the Dogs of War, even. It’s been the People’s Club, punching above its weight against opponents with much greater financial clout. For these younger supporters - even in this more financially stable and ambitious Moshiri-led era - it must be hard to envisage a time when the Toffees were the…
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The History of Bramley-Moore Dock

The History of Bramley-Moore Dock

Evertonians are justly proud of their heritage, and as it has been with Goodison, so it will be with Bramley-Moore Dock.  As it celebrates its 170th anniversary this year, what are the origins of the site of Everton’s proposed new stadium? The dock takes its name from John Bramley-Moore (pictured), who was born in Leeds in 1800.  As a young man he went out to South America, spending several years as a merchant in Rio de Janeiro.  By 1830 he was clearly upwardly mobile, marrying Seraphina Hibernia, the daughter of William Pennell, British consul-general for Brazil.  In 1835, Bramley-Moore was…
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St Luke’s – the church with its own football ground

ST LUKE’S – THE CHURCH WITH ITS OWN FOOTBALL STADIUM! Although Everton F.C. started life as the St Domingo’s church team in 1878, it is now closely associated with another place of worship. St. Luke the Evangelist, nestled between the Main and Howard Kendall Gwladys Street Stands, contributes to the uniqueness of The Old Lady. But why does the stadium have a church in such an unlikely spot? A wooden Church of England mission hall predated Goodison Park by at least nine years. Therefore, since its opening in 1892, the stadium has had to grow around this sacred spot. In…
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