Treat to the Bluecoat Boys

Thursday, June 22 – 1871 Yesterday afternoon, the boys belonging to the Bluecoat Hospital, to the number of about 230, were entertained by the members of the Everton Cricket Club, at their cricket ground, in Walton Breck-road. Unfortunately, the unpropitious state of the weather marred o some extent […]

Important sale of property

Thursday, May 4 – 1871 A sale of property, which has excited great interest, and which may be taken as an indication of the value placed upon licensed houses in view of the contemplated changes of the law, took place yesterday at the Law Association Rooms, Cook-street. The […]

Stanley Park, Liverpool

Saturday, June 11 – 1870 Liverpool has now another recreation ground in Stanley Park, of which we give an illustration; and yet another- Sefton Park – is being laid out. But a large and busy town like Liverpool can scarcely have too many of these fresh breathing places […]

Completion of Stanley Park

Thursday, August 5 – 1869 The new public park at Anfield, Walton, which has been constructed for the recreation and amusement of the inhabitants of the north end of the town, is rapidly approaching completion; and we understand that in the course of the present month it will […]

The Football Association – AGM

Friday, February 26 – 1869 The seventh annual meeting of the association was held yesterday (Friday) evening at the Freemasons’ Tavern, Great Queen-street, Lincoln’s Inn-fields, when the following propositions for alterations in the rules were taken into consideration: – Mr. Allport, on behalf of the Crystal Palace Club, […]

Athletic Sports Liverpool

Saturday, December 22 – 1866 We are very happy to be able to state that, though the influence of W.D. Hogarth, Esq., the well-known gentleman amateur, a piece of lands has been secured for the purpose of making a running and athletic ground. The site selected is in […]

Annual licensing session

Monday, August 27 – 1866 Reversal of the free-trade system Yesterday, the annual licensing session commenced at the police court, Dale-street. The number of applications for new licenses was 158. There was a larger attendance of magistrates than usual at these sessions. …. John Houlding, corner of Garden-lane, […]

The origin of the red shirt

Saturday, August 25 – 1866 I may be permitted to point out the very simple origin of a garment which has now become historical – the red shirt. It is simply the habitual upper vestment of the American merchant sailor. Any Liverpudlian will tell you that fifteen years […]

Marriage festivities at Walton Breck

Wednesday, March 21 – 1866 Yesterday was a gala day at Walton Breck and Anfield. From an early hour there was much bustle and commotion in the ordinarily quiet byroads and lanes of the locality; flags, banners, and evergreens were displayed at different points near the church. In […]

Come again in 30 years

Thursday, June 22 – 1865 A North Ender Wondering. To the editor of the Liverpool Mercury. Gentlemen. – A North-ender was lying cosy in bed, with his window wide open in this hot weather, when his majesty the sun stared at him bright and brilliant full in the […]

The FA – Testing the regulations

Saturday, January 2 – 1864 The members of the Football Association put their new regulations to a practical test by meeting on the 2nd inst. In Battersea Park, and playing a pleasant game, fourteen on each side. The weather was bitterly cold, but healthy, and the contest exciting […]