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George Farmer – Order of Service Artwork

George Farmer – Order of Service Artwork

Order of Service Souvenir Another aspect of the George Farmer grave rededication day, which should not be overlooked, was the lovely souvenir handed out by Jamie to all those who attended. Contained in an envelope was the order of service card, with additional inserts shown below. Jamie, a qualified and experienced artist, designed the complete package, a beautiful work of art in its own right, which was then silk screen printed by hand by his friend Erica Donovan. An excellent momento of the day.
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‘George could bend it way before Beckham’

‘George could bend it way before Beckham’

George Farmer (1862-1905) - Everton Pioneer Grave and Headstone Rededication Project Liverpool Echo Article by Ken Rogers In the days running up to the rededication event, our chairman Ken Rogers - former Sports Editor of the Liverpool Echo - composed a fitting article for the newspaper he knows so well; In an age when commerciality pervades every aspect of top-flight football, it is encouraging to reflect on a remarkable initiative that continues to focus on those oft-forgotten heroes who helped transform Merseyside into the soccer hotbed it is today. Everton Football Club’s official Heritage Society (EFCHS) is driving a project…
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The George Farmer Story

The George Farmer Story

Jamie Yates of Everton FC Heritage Society, who researched the story of George Farmer and directed the project, writes; Why George Farmer? Without the philanthropy of Everton Football Club and the local community around Liverpool 4 and beyond upon the death of George Farmer in May 1905, it is not unreasonable to assume that his widow and eight young children would not have survived the poverty-stricken future they were facing. Without George Farmer capturing the imagination of thousands of Evertonians - not to mention the thousands who went along to watch football for the first time in that era with…
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George Farmer (1862-1905) – Everton Pioneer

George Farmer (1862-1905) – Everton Pioneer

* Grave and Headstone Rededication Project (Click images for further detail) . https://youtu.be/_rHA8qFxADQ?si=IQ09wDE2s3YgQADR A film of the rededication, with interviews at the graveside by Giulia Bould and Ken Rogers. Filmed and edited by Lewis Royden The Grave Rededication Event Full Film in production A short film of the rededication can be found above. The full film, including the Winslow event, by Lewis Royden, will be uploaded and announced on social media as soon as possible The George Farmer Story Jamie Yates George could bend it way before Beckham Liverpool Echo article by Ken Rogers Making of the Headstone Order of…
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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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Buck – Mick Buckley Remembered

Buck – Mick Buckley Remembered

(4 November 1953 – 7 October 2013) By Rob Sawyer Mick Buckley was a fine young footballer who had the great fortune to play for Everton FC - but the equal misfortune to have to follow immediately in the footsteps of Colin Harvey, Howard Kendall and Alan Ball and suffer from the inevitable comparisons. Michael John Buckley was born to Roy and Jean Buckley in Salford on 4 November 1953; he was the eldest of five children raised in the Salford and South Manchester areas. Like his father, Mick followed Manchester United – he idolised Denis Law and his school…
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Jimmy Husband – An Appreciation

Jimmy Husband – An Appreciation

Jimmy Husband (15 October 1947 – 9 March 2024) An Appreciation The sad news of the death of Jimmy Husband comes just weeks after the passing of John Hurst, his teammate in the 1965 FA Youth Cup-winning side and the legendary championship-winning team of 1969/70. Harry Catterick spread the net wide in his search for the best young talent in the 1960s, and was hot on the trail of a precocious attacking talent from Newcastle, who had England schoolboy honours, by the name of James Husband. But Everton were not the only side keen to get the teenager’s signature. Jimmy,…
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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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George and Annie Jane Goodison

George and Annie Jane Goodison

Towards the Foundation of a Stadium, and how Classical Egypt came to Waterloo Mike Royden The name ‘Goodison Park’ has always had a touch of class about it, but it so easily could have been called ‘Mere Green’ or possibly ‘Walton Stiles’:  Mere Green being the land leased (and later purchased) for the new Everton FC stadium, and Walton Stiles being the ancient footpath that once ran from the Walton Church area, approximately along what is now Goodison Road, down Spellow Lane and on to County Road.   But where did the name originate, and how did it become the name…
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Peter Corr: Winning in Blue and Green at Goodison Park

Peter Corr: Winning in Blue and Green at Goodison Park

Rob Sawyer Peter Corr of Preston N.E. Andrea, Caroline, Sharon and Jim Corr - performing as The Corrs - were a mainstay of the British and Irish pop charts in the late 1990s and 2000s. They continue to perform for their many fans around the globe. Four decades before their musical breakthrough, their uncle was an Irish international and Everton footballer, who helped to make history at Goodison Park in 1949. Less widely-known is his role in bringing Howard Kendall to the Toffees in 1967. The Corrs Born on 23 June 1923, Peter Corr grew up in Dundalk, close to…
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