Under strict orders at Anfield

December 12, 1891
Letter to the editor
Sir.- Would you permit me publicly to appeal to Mr. John Houlding, President of the Everton Football Club, in his capacity of landlord, to allow the entrance door to the north stands to become a means of exit also, at the finish of the matches?

As a season ticket holder, has been my lot to listen to, and often join in, the murmurings of the disgusted populace, who are compelled to wend their way, amid much jostling, an unnecessary two hundred yards or so, simply because the north door in Walton Breck Road is to be kept closed by “order” when the spectators are leaving the field.

I have personally addressed myself to several of the committee, in the hopes of having this grievance remedied; but they inform me that they are powerless to interfere. As we are approaching the holiday season, when big gates may be looked forward to, I trust that this unnecessary source of inconvenience to a long-suffering public may be removed. – Yours, &c.

(Liverpool Echo: December 12, 1891)

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