Posts tagged with 'Everton'
1966 was a good year for football on Merseyside….oh, and for England too! When the World Cup was held in this country in July that year, Liverpool had just won the League and Everton the FA Cup.
In the museum’s collections we have a number of items which relate to World Cup matches played at Goodison Park, including match tickets, a visitor guide to the city for fans, an invite and menu from a special luncheon given by The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Liverpool on the occasion of the semi-final of the World Cup at the Town Hall, Liverpool City Transport tickets for overseas visitors and spectator notices.
Tickets from the five games held at Goodison Park were recently kindly donated by Jack Mulvey, an Everton fan. He tells us more – Read more…
This weekend, on Saturday 18 July, our archaeologists will be heading out looking for a pub – but this one won’t serve them a pint, it’s the site of an important historical event, and is under the ground!
The Museum of Liverpool archaeology team will be leading a community excavation in search of the Queen’s Head, Village Street, Everton in partnership with Friends of Everton Park . We’re looking to find the spot where the agreement was made to rename St Domingo’s Football Club – it became Everton FC in 1879, and from this time grew in size, and became a founder member of the Football League in 1888.
Local historian and former Liverpool Echo sports editor Ken Rogers, author of the best-selling ‘Lost Tribes of Everton’ books has undertaken considerable research about the building, and has discovered Read more…
26 February 2015 by Kay
February is LGBT History Month, which is an appropriate time to show you this recent addition to our collection.
Everton Football Club became the first UK club to publicly support Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign to kick homophobia out of football. Players wore these laces in their match against West Ham at Upton Park, 21 September 2013.
The special rainbow coloured laces were distributed to all professional clubs in the country and players were asked to wear them to demonstrate their solidarity for fellow players who are gay on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September. Read more…
23 May 2011 by Lynn
Here, Matt Dunn, Membership Officer, shares his enjoyment of Paul Trevor’s fantastic photography exhibition and talking to our members.
On Thursday 12 May we welcomed our members to the Walker Art Gallery for the first special event of the new membership year – a look at the excellent new Paul Trevor exhibition, Like you’ve never been away.
Paul’s photographs of people in inner-city Liverpool were taken over six months in 1975. They have triggered a fascinating trip down memory lane for many who have seen them and Paul has even managed to track down a number of people whose photo he took all those years ago! Read more…
25 October 2010 by Lucy
A film about football in Liverpool wouldn’t be complete without an insight into ‘Derby Day’, and soon we will be recreating our very own with the help of reds and blues across the city.
It’s true to say that football can unite, but many families across Merseyside are split down the middle, with some members supporting one team, and others pledging allegiance to another. Read more…
12 October 2010 by Lucy
Are you red or are you blue? This is one of the big questions we ask in our football immersive experience Kicking and Screaming in the new Museum of Liverpool. The film celebrates and explores the city’s passion for football and takes the visitor on a journey through all the key moments that have shaped it.
5 October 2010 by Lucy
The Museum of Liverpool is due to open next summer, 2011, and curators need your help!
One of the star features of the new museum will be an immersive film, taking visitors right into the heart of the city’s passion for football, exploring our unique connections to the game.
We are currently in the process of filming sequences for the film, and in order for it to be as authentic as possible, we need to borrow certain things. Read more…
12 March 2010 by Karen
Today is the anniversary of a momentous event for football fans in Liverpool and beyond. It was on this day in 1892 that Everton Football Club split in two, with half of the members leaving their home at Anfield and moving to a new site a few hundred yards away at Goodison Road, and the remaining members staying to form Liverpool Football Club.
The Everton Collection website features the actual minute book from 25 January 1892 that describes the members’ final offer to Mr Houlding, the owner of the ground they were currently leasing, and the resolution to move to Goodison Road if the offer was not accepted. The rest is history. There’s more on the Anfield Split as it came to be known, including the politics and personalities that contributed, in a special feature on the site. Read more…