Anfield Football Ground

A wonderful painting of Anfield, 1892, by Marie Smith.
Anfield paint 1892 II stor
More pictures under the links.

The history of Anfield.
1886, March 6 – Rioting at the football ground.
1892, February 15 – Letters from Mr. John Orrell.
1892, February 15 – The friends and the enemies.
1892, February 22 – All the lies about Mr. Houlding.
1892, April 2 – Season ticket for 7s. 6d.
1892, April 11 – Anfield in a howling wilderness?.
1892, April 11 – Long day in the court.
1892, May 9 – Anfield in tip top condition.
1892, June 20 – Prospects for the coming season.
1892, September – Liverpool crush Rotherham Town in their first ever match.
1892, September 17 – Where are the dressing rooms?.
1893, April 29 – Liverpool to leave Anfield after just one year?.
1896, August 22 – 10s 6d for a season ticket at Anfield 1896/97.
1896, October 13 – Chaotic horse traffic outside Anfield.
1896, October 19 – Telegraphic facilities at Anfield.
1896, November 5 – It was like “Bedlam” at half-time.
1897, June 12 – Removable new Grand Stand at Anfield.
1897, July 15 – FREE GRAZING for sheep.
1897, August 30 – The Anfield-road stand covered.
1898, February 10 – Bashi Bazouks, Emperor Menelik and his Abyssinian chiefs at Anfield.
1899, December 23 – Sad death of a spectator.
1903, December 5 – The fog stops match for honourable guests.
1905, October 21 – A new entrance to the shilling stand. (NEW ARTICLE)
1906, January 19 – Terms agreed with William Houlding.
1906, April 13 – Chaotic scenes at Anfield.
1906, August 11 – Anfield under construction in 1906.
1906, August 23 – 132 steps to the top of the Kop.
1906, September 3 – The new Anfield – a miracle has been accomplished.
1906, November 6 – 135 pass-out checks to Anfield stolen.
1907, May 28 – Liverpool F.C. finally purchase Anfield.
1907, September 2 – Spion Kop is a sight for the Gods.
1910, May 3 – Anfield crowd turns into a mob.
1913, January 8 – Training at Liverpool football ground, Anfield.
1913, February 12 – Ticket prices at Liverpool football ground in 1913.
1913, April 2 – Baracking at Anfield.
1913, April 23 – A successful venture at Anfield.
1913, September 19 – Groundsman Elliott passes away after 27 years service.
1914, February 28 – Their only reward.
1914, April 18 – Fire at Anfield.
1914, September 2 – The Spion Kop “Army” at Anfield.
1914, December 14 – War recruitment at football grounds.
1915, September 15 – Chaotic tram service to Anfield.
1918, October 4 – The Sandon and Anfield were his “home and his all”.
1923, March 3 – Liverpool football ground on fire.
1923, July 21 – Liverpool improve Anfield Football Ground.
1923, November 5 – Ex-Greek Premier watches Liverpool.
1924, July 14 – “Here’s to League and Cup success”.
1924, November 27 – An Olympian visits Anfield.
1928, August 25 – The Spion Kop at Anfield.
1929, March 13 – The storming of Anfield.
1929, March 23 – Liverpool invaded for the FA Cup semi-final at Anfield.
1929, October 12 – A spectator collapsed and died.
1932, June 13 – 35,000 at boxing contest at Anfield.
1932, July 21 – Irish knockout champion at Anfield.
1933, December 13 – Matthias Sindelar shines at Anfield in 1933.
1937, February 27 – In memory of “Honest John” McKenna.
1938, March 2 – Orange peel on the pitch.
1942, August 3 – Kane’s KO victory at Anfield.
1947, April 6 – A mile long queue for tickets.
1949, December 5 – Sweden rings Anfield 2361.
1963, November 9 – Would you like the Liverpool sound behind your goalkeeper?.
1964, April 6 – Ee, Aye, Addio, Denis Law’s a twerp.
1965, May 6 – Tragedy at Anfield.
1974, September 17 – Liverpool hit Strømsgodset for 11 at Anfield.

Images/sketches:
1890

Ordnance Survey Map, 1890 showing Anfield as Everton's ground.

Ordnance Survey Map, 1890 showing Anfield as Everton’s ground.

Minutes from special meeting at Everton F.C., August 24, 1891 (from the Everton Collection).
Anfield purchase 1891

1892

Seen from The Kop, mainstand to the left and Kemlyn Road to the right.

Seen from The Kop, mainstand to the left and Kemlyn Road to the right.

1894

Main stand towards top left corner, The Kop towards bottom left corner, Kemlyn Road Pavilion towards bottom right corner. The Kemlyn Road Pavilions were taken removed and the Main stand moved across to replace it.

Main stand towards top left corner, The Kop towards bottom left corner, Kemlyn Road Pavilion towards bottom right corner. The Kemlyn Road Pavilions were taken removed and the Main stand moved across to replace it.

1895.

The Main stand in 1894-95 season seen from corner of The Kop (probably with The Albert pub next to us). This main stand was moved across to the Kemlyn Road side in the summer of 1906.

The Main stand in 1894-95 season seen from corner of The Kop (probably with The Albert pub next to us). This main stand was moved across to the Kemlyn Road side in the summer of 1906.

1903

Probably one of the first ever pictures of Anfield, taken some time between 1903 and 1906. From The Kop, with the Main stand to the left.

Probably one of the first ever pictures of Anfield, taken some time between 1903 and 1906. From The Kop, with the Main stand to the left.

The plans for a New Anfield in 1906
New Anfield New Anfield I
Anfield during the construction in 1906.

From a postcard stating "Main stand." I am not sure if it is the old main stand that was moved across to Kemlyn Road side, or if it is he new one build in 1906.

From a postcard stating “Main stand.” I am not sure if it is the old main stand that was moved across to Kemlyn Road side, or if it is he new one build in 1906.

A sketch of Anfield from August 1906.
Anfield 1906 III

Anfield after the construction in 1906.

The new Anfield is taking shape. The Kop towards the bottom left corner. the Kemlyn Road, towards the bottom right corner, now consists of the old Main stand.

The new Anfield is taking shape. The Kop towards the bottom left corner. the Kemlyn Road, towards the bottom right corner, now consists of the old Main stand.

Spion Kop a sight for the Gods, 1907.
Spion Kop

From the back of The Kop in 1914.
The back of the kop 1914

The Spion Kop “Army” of 1914.
The Kop from 1914

The Spion Kop with roof, 1928.
The Kop 1928

Anfield (I reckon the Kop End) – 1950.
The Kop 1950

2 replies »

  1. Fantastic article and images! The postcard from 1906 I am certain is showing construction of the NEW main stand (ie – not the one moved across to Kemlyn Rd)

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