Tribute to John Hurst

John Hurst

John Hurst, one of the club’s most cultured centre-backs (and the previous Dixie Dean Memorial Award recipient) passed away recently, so it was fitting that his wife and daughters were present at our Dixie Dean Memorial Award evening as special guests. They joined other audience members in watching a moving video presentation, which captured the essence of this fine footballer and lovely man, who epitomised all that is great about Everton.

Rob Sawyer then shared tributes from Joe Royle and Colin Harvey to their friend and former teammate, before asking Derek Temple to join him onstage to speak about his good friend and former team mate.

Compiled and edited by Lewis Royden and Mike Royden
(with thanks to the Hurst family, Crawford Miles and Rob Sawyer)

.The Everton FC Heritage Society tribute to John Hurst by Rob Sawyer can be read here

Maureen Temple far left, with Rose Hurst and her daughters Alexandra and Samantha with the Dean/Prentice family seated behind

For the story of the Dixie Dean Memorial Award evening, which included the tribute to John Hurst, please visit here:

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Rob Sawyer

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