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Football memorabilia collection goes on display

19 March 2007 by Karen

A rare treat for footie fans this weekend, when parts of the Everton Collection go on display at Goodison Park. Before non-Blues (you poor people) stop reading I should point out that this collection isn’t just important from an Everton persective but is actually the most comprehensive footie memorabilia collection in the world. Currently the possession of life long Evertonian, David France, the collection not only chronicles the club’s and the city’s football and social heritage, but also that of football itself.

Parts date from the club’s founding in 1878, predating the football league, and cover everything from the split that led to the formation of Liverpool FC, to the ’66 World Cup and umpteen trips to Wembley, with unique photos, programmes, contracts, season tickets, medals, cash books and tonnes of other ephemera.

The exhibition is on for one day only – Sunday 25 March – from 10am to 4pm in the Captain’s Table Lounge in the Park End at Goodison Park. Admission is free.

There’s more on the collection on the official website, including David France’s favourite pieces which include the tender to build Anfield and Dixie Dean’s first medals.

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