‘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.

Well-known Everton FC author and member of EFCHS, Rob Sawyer, met up with former Sports Editor of the Liverpool Echo, Ken Rogers (Chairman of EFCHS), who grew up in Everton, to talk about the history of the village, it’s well known sites, and how they have been an integral part of the club’s history since its origins. Plus surprise access to our most beloved monument.

The film was directed and produced by Mike Royden as part of a father and son team, with Lewis Royden filming and editing the complete project.

Our films are hosted on our own YouTube Channel, so please visit and subscribe as we have more planned over the coming months!



The article mentioned in the film, when Ken Rogers took Brian Labone on a ‘Walk of Fame’
(- click to download a PDF copy)
The filming team – Rob Sawyer, Lewis Royden, Mike Royden, Jamie Yates, Ken Rogers

Presenters – Rob Sawyer and Ken Rogers
Filmed and edited by Lewis Royden & produced and directed by Mike Royden
The key holder!
Our presenter Rob Sawyer during his early career
The old and the new – the new stadium rises in the distance, viewed from the lock up
By Mike Royden


  • Simply wonderful work, Gents. Credit to all involved in the making of this wonderful film. I get goosebumps thinking of my ancestors walking around the village, my dad walking down Village Street from his home in Rupert Grove. Thank you so much for preserving our history.

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