Mr. John Houlding purchase the Anfield ground

Tuesday, May 5 – 1885
It is stated on most reliable authority that Mr. Councillor Houlding, who is president of the Everton A.F.C., has purchased at a cost of £6,000 the conveniently-situated Anfield ground, recently enclosed by this club, and that Everton will be granted a lease at a rental of £100 per annum. This is strong evidence of the enterprising spirit of Association players in the Liverpool district, where there are now three capital enclosed grounds in the hands of strong clubs.
(The Athletic News, 05-05-1885)


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