Peter Lupson

Everton FC Matches in aid of Hospitals 1888-1959

Everton FC Matches in aid of Hospitals 1888-1959

Research by Peter Lupson The recently formed link between Everton FC and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine prompted me to explore the club's earlier links with hospitals. The findings below are the result. The following were either club-initiated charity matches (C), practice matches (PM), or invitations to play in matches in aid of hospitals (I).  A plus sign indicates that the match took place, an x and italics indicate that the invitation was declined. The main reasons for declining were (a) a suitable date couldn't be found; (b) “In view of the heavy programme to be completed it was…
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Everton of Bridgetown Barbados – Richard Gillham

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 club was relatively successful locally and regionally in both league and cup. Success first came to the club in the form of the BFA Cup in 1948,…
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Thank God for Football by Peter Lupson

  The original Thank God for Football! was published to great acclaim in 2006. This new edition, with abbreviated text, contains almost 120 illustrations. It gathers together a huge number of rare images of founders, founding churches and early teams. It includes contemporary photographs of streets where players lived, pubs in which they socialized and churches where they gathered. Furthermore, it offers images reflecting the impact of Thank God for Football! the restoration of founders' graves, the inducting of Christian founders into Halls of Fame, and features in match programmes and club magazines. Aston Villa Barnsley Birmingham City Bolton Wanderers…
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The Holy Trinity of Our Forefathers Part III:  Dr James Clement Baxter

The Holy Trinity of Our Forefathers Part III: Dr James Clement Baxter

  Previously there has been a concerted effort by the Everton FC Shareholders Association, and particularly by one fellow Evertonian, Paul Wharton, to endorse our song And if you know your history. Paul has been dubbed the Everton Sherlock Holmes. He has been driven to find out the true story behind our clubs formation and the founder fathers who delivered to us this fantastic club. When I read about our club's past it really does make your heart go whoohhoo! It is now generally accepted that the following gentleman were the driving force in forming and making Everton; Ben Swift…
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The man who began a proud football heritage: the Reverend Ben Chambers

The man who began a proud football heritage: the Reverend Ben Chambers

by David Prentice 5 July 2008 / Updated 8 May 2013 HE didn’t know what he had started . . . Ben Swift Chambers during his time at St Domingo But 130 years after the creation of St Domingo’s Football Club, both Everton and Liverpool have paid tribute to Reverend Ben Chambers, the man who founded St Domingo’s FC. The gravestone of the pioneering churchman was re-dedicated on Wednesday at a service of commemoration at Shepley Methodist Church, near Huddersfield. Blues’ Life President Sir Philip Carter and representatives from the Everton Former Players’ Foundation and the Everton Academy, were present…
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