Reg Fletcher

Reg Fletcher

Reg is an Associate Member of the Society and he pays a key role as a volunteer in St Luke’s on matchdays.

Speaking to the Society, Reg said;

How long have you supported Everton?

All my life.

Who or what was responsible for being an Evertonian – or were you ‘chosen’?  

My dad would take me along to Goodison with his five brothers.

First Everton game attended:

My first game was on 29 December 1951. Everton v Leeds United in the 2nd Division. We won 2-0.

Liverpool Daily Post match report of Reg’s first game in 1951
(from Billy Smith’s website)
From EFCHS member Steve Johnson’s website Everton Results
Tommy Eglington, scorer of Everton’s first live televised goal
Scorer of both goals, ‘Eggo’ in action
Leslie Edwards of the Daily Post was certainly enraptured by a young John Charles. Pictured here two season later at Goodison in November 1953, the Welsh giant beats Don Donavan to get in a header. Everton won 2-1.

Where do you generally sit at Goodison?

We always stood above where the old tunnel use to be in Goodison Road stand. It’s bèen a long a winding road following the Blues. All through the sixties, seveties and eighties I had a season ticket in in the Upper Gwladys Street stand and now the Upper Bullens.

What aspect of being an Evertonian do you like most?

I worked for Everton for twenty-seven years. I started in the Upper Bullens and ended up as Head Steward looking after our disabled fans.

What is your particular area of interest or expertise in Everton’s history/heritage?

For the last fifteen years, I have been a Committee Member with EDSA. In the last two years, I have taken a back seat with EDSA, as there was a need for some younger blood with new ideas. Over the years I have hired the Royal Iris for our disabled fans and I have taken coaches down to Wembley.

What is your main activity/involvement with the Society?

Over the past two to three years, I have had a stall in St Luke’s on match days selling Everton Crests and the likes.