25/03/2024 1comment  |  Jump to last

The Everton Heritage Society unveiled a headstone at the grave of George Farmer, considered the club’s first professional player in 1885, in Anfield Cemetery last Saturday.

The celebrated ‘king of the screw shot’ and a potent attacking threat down the Toffees’ left flank in the mid-to-late 1880s, Farmer was considered the club’s first professional player.

EHS members were joined by ex-Everton stars Barry Horne and Ian Snodin, who represented the club, and descendants of both George’s family and the Holts, who supported his widow upon his death in 1905.


» Read the full article at EFC Heritage Society

Reader Comments (1)

Note: the following content is not moderated or vetted by the site owners at the time of submission. Comments are the responsibility of the poster. Disclaimer ()

Gerry Quinn
2 Posted 25/03/2024 at 18:58:56
What a lovely personal article for such a deserving player - the first one of all of our many, many, many heroes that we followed and adored.

Although I am in my early 70s, and have no idea who or what he did, I can fully follow the story and its importance to our history. Thanks, Michael and Lyndon...

Add Your Comments

In order to post a comment, you need to be logged in as a registered user of the site.

» Log in now

Or Sign up as a ToffeeWeb Member — it's free, takes just a few minutes and will allow you to post your comments on articles and Talking Points submissions across the site.

How to get rid of these ads and support TW

© ToffeeWeb