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The Life of Hunter Hart

Rob Sawyer (EFC Heritage Society)
Hunter Hart served Everton with distinction on the field in the 1920s and behind a desk in the 1930s but, unfortunately, his association with the club he loved was to end prematurely, as was his life.
30/06/2016

14 May 1966 — Is it really half a century ago?

Ray Roche
A story where one of the most famous games in Everton's history, the FA Cup Final of 1966 when Everton beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2, was just a part.
14/05/2016

Car-Shares and Cemeteries: A Tribute to Jeremiah Kelly, EFC 1927-28

Tony I'Anson
An account from the unveiling of a gravestone commissioned by the Everton Heritage society to honour Jeremiah (“Jerry”) Kelly, a member of Everton’s championship winning team of 1927-28.
10/05/2016

In Search of John Houlding

Tomy Onslow
An article not intended to either praise or condemn John Houlding for the role he played in the decision made by Everton Football Club to move away from Anfield but an effort to try and throw some light on this “larger than life character” who played a big part in the establishing the game of Association Football in his home town of Liverpool.
04/05/2016

Amo on THAT Spurs game

Jens Björknäs
The strange story of how Daniel Amokachi decided to come on as sub for Paul Rideout in the 1995 FA Cup Semi-Final, where he went on to score two fantastic break-away goals that secured Everton's place in the Final, and went on to beat Manchester United.
21/04/2016

1966 and All That – The Story of Everton's Cup Glory

Rob Sawyer with Derek Temple
In May 50 years ago Everton celebrated one of the greatest days in the club's history with a thrilling win at Wembley in the 1966 FA Cup Final.
30/03/2016

Chelsea Hit for Six: Fifty-Six Years Ago

Rob Sawyer
Fifty-six years to the day before our 12 March 2016 FA Cup tie with Chelsea, Everton took on the Londoners at Goodison Park in the First Division and thumped them for six.
09/03/2016

Our Tam McInnes, an Everton First

Tony Onslow
The story behind the very first Merseyside derby that took place in 1894, two years after the schism that saw Everton leave Anfield for Goodison Park, and Tam McInnes who scored the first goal between the two clubs.
23/02/2016

Fond Memories of Shirley

David France
Ahead a tribute evening dedicated to Derek Temple, Dr Everton recounts his most vivid recollections of Everton's hero of the 1966 FA Cup Final and vital part of the Toffees' 1960s side in general.
08/02/2016

George Fleming: The Goalscoring Bank Clerk from Arbroath

Tony Onslow
The story of the man who scored the first goals for Everton in the Football League.
04/01/2016

A Christmas Tale from Liverpool

Tony Onslow
The story of Jack Angus and the events of Christmas 1888 when the then20-year-old Scot made his debut for Everton.
23/12/2015

The 'Lost Home' of Everton Football Club

Tony Onslow
Tracing the location where Everton FC briefly played their football off Priory Road in Anfield between 1883 and 1884.
25/11/2015

Get behind them?

Patrick Murphy
Fans barracking players who are not performing well is nothing new, as this piece unearthed by Patrick Murphy shows from early in Everton's 1956-57 season.
15/11/2015

Lunch with Latchford

Rob Sawyer
Rob Sawyer in conversation with the Goodison folk hero who etched his name into Everton's history books with 138 goals in a seven-year spell, 30 of them in one memorable 1977-78 season.
22/10/2015

The Untold Story of Ian Buchan

Rob Sawyer (EFC Heritage Society)
22 September 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Ian Buchan who, oversaw Everton's first team for a shade over two seasons. Often overlooked, his posthumous pen portraits have been cursory. So who was Ian Buchan?
22/09/2015

Cliff Britton A Life in Football

Rob Sawyer (EFC Heritage Society)
Part II of an in-depth look into the life of a man who was Everton's first manager in the modern sense of the word.
16/08/2015

Parallel Lives

Peter Jones (EFC Heritage Society)
The story of Thomas Norse, selected for three Everton reserve games in the spring of 1903 and another candidate for the roll of honour of the Everton players who died in the two World Wars.
10/07/2015

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