Liverpool at the Ring O’Bell’s Hotel

"Play Up, Liverpool"

Saturday, August 20 – 1892
The first annual picnic promoted by the Liverpool Association Football Club was held at West Kirby on Saturday, and proved a most enjoyable and successful event.

The weather was gloriously fine, and the wagonette drive through the delightful scenery of Wirral to and from West Kirby proved one of the pleasantest features of the day’s proceedings.

The party made the old Ring O’Bell their headquarters for the day, and the afternoon was agreeable spent in athletic sports, the players, all of whom were present, entering with keen zest into the various competitions.

Prizes were given by Councillor John Houlding (president of the club), Messrs. William Houlding, Benjamin E. Bailey, William Barclay, Ephraim Walker, Frank Sugg, William F. Evans, John James Ramsay, Crosthwaite, Holland, John Dermott & c.

The contests resulted as follow: –

100 yards flat…

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