George Farmer Grave Rededication – Photo Gallery

Anfield Cemetery – 23 March 2024

(photos by Rob Sawyer / Mike Royden / Lewis Royden)

Family and guests begin to arrive

Jamie Yates opens the proceedings
The headstone unveiling by Annette Kerry and Richard Edwards, two of George’s great grandchildren

Mike Isherwood (Deputy Mayor of Oswestry and Everton fan) says a few words on George Farmer’s Welsh links and family ties to Oswestry

Don’t Go Gently into that Good Night’ by Dylan Thomas, read by Laura-Beth Murray,
great-great-grandaughter of George Farmer

Prayer of Thanksgiving, Rededication of Grave and Blessing, by
Reverend Henry Corbett, Chaplain to Everton Football Club

The Farmer descendants some who have travelled from Norwich, Birmingham, Nottingham, and even Toronto, Canada!

We were grateful to have with us former Everton players Barry Horne – representing George Farmer’s Welsh origins, and Ian Snodin, friend of Everton FC Heritage Society and Everton FC Ambassador.
Barry Horne interviewed by Ken Rogers, Chairman of Everton FC Heritage Society (and former Head of Sport on the Liverpool Echo)
In the shadow of the club Farmer played for (although his games were played at Anfield, before the split)

Jamie interviewed by Giulia Bould for Radio Merseyside and Everton FC Heritage Society, while filmed by Lewis Royden and photographed by Rob Sawyer

Lewis and Mike Royden, Everton FC Heritage Society
Rob Sawyer, Everton FC Heritage Society

We then gathered in the Winslow, Goodison Road

Ken Rogers spoke on behalf of Everton FC Heritage Society, and highlighted some of the work already carried out on restoring graves
Jamie Yates gave us a fascinating and passionate insight into the career and life of George Farmer, and the inspirational role he played in the history of Everton Football Club

Martin ‘Sully’ Sullivan, front-man of the band ‘The Mighty George Farmer,’ gave us an insight into the choice of name for his band, before giving us a dynamic performance of their latest single ‘Hey Now Georgie’ – totally inspired by the story of George Farmer
By Rob Sawyer

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