The formation of Motherwell Football Club

Monday, May 17 – 1886 A splendid general meeting under the auspices of the Alpha Football Club was held in Mrs. Baillie’s, Merry Street, last Monday evening. Mr. John Anderson occupied the chair. The chairman having intimated that the meeting was called for the purpose of starting a […]

Rioting at the football ground

Saturday, March 6 – 1886 On Friday, a number of placards were exhibited in Liverpool announcing that 100 men were required to clear away the snow from the Everton Football Club ground at Walton Breck-road, on Saturday morning, where a match was to take place between Everton and […]

John William Westwood @

All articles about John Westwood on About John West Westwood: Born: 1886. Passed away: Position: Left half. Height: Weight: Career: Rotherham Town. Gainsborough Trinity. * 1904-05: 9-0 (FL 2); * 1905-06: 31-2 (FL 2). Denaby United. Bristol Rovers. Image(s): Athletic News, March 28 – 1910.

Marriage: Cornall – Asbury

Wednesday, October 14 – 1885 October 14th, at St. Domingo’s Chapel, Liverpool. Charles Edwards, only son of the late Mr George Cornall, of Liverpool, to Rose Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr John Asbury, of Liverpool and Hawarden. (Wrexham Advertiser, 24-10-1885)

Inter-County match at Dundee

August 20, 1885 At a meeting of the Dumbartonshire Associaion, held on Thursday evening, the following team was selected to play against Forfarshire at Dundee, on Saturday, September 5: – Goal: James McAuley (Dumbarton), captain; Backs: J. Hutchison (Dumbarton) and J. Forbes (Vale of Leven); Half-backs: Hugh Wilson […]

Everton v Burnley 2-4 (Friendly match)

Saturday, August 15 – 1885 Match: Friendly, at Anfield, kick-off: 16:45. Everton – Burnley 2-4 (2-0). Attendance: 1,000. Referee: Mr. Lamont. Everton (2-3-5): Joliffe, Marriott, Dobson, Pickering, Finlay, Sutton, Richards, Brown, Higgins, Farmer, McGill. Burnley (2-3-5): McClintock, Smith, Hargreaves, Raynor, Beattie, Keenan, Hutton, McCrae, Kennedy, Woods, Boyce. Goals: […]

Anfield is now mine, says John Houlding

Monday, May 18 – 1885 The annual general meeting of the Everton Football Club was held at the Sandon Hotel, Anfield on Monday evening about 100 members being present. Mr. John Houlding, C.C. presided and was supported by Messrs, Berry and Jackson, vice-presidents. The secretary’s annual report was […]

Hugh Muir Adamson @

All articles about Hugh Adamson on PlayUpLiverpool. About Hugh Adamson: Born: April 21 – 1885, Halbeath, Dunfermline, Scotland. Passed away: Position: Left half. Height: 169 cm. (5ft. 6 3/4in.); Weight: 69 kilos (10st. 11lbs.). Career: Dunfermline Athletic, 1905. Lochgelly United, 1906. ** Transferred to Everton for £80. Everton, […]

In the defence of Everton Toffee-shop

Friday, February 27 – 1885 In the Chancery Division, on Friday, the case Bannister v. Woodward came on. It was interesting as disclosing the origin and history of Everton toffee. The plaintiff stated that she was the representative of the original inventor, being the granddaughter of Margaret Cooper, […]

Luton Wanderers become Luton Town

Saturday, January 13 – 1885 A general meeting of the Luton Wanderers was held in the St. Matthew’s schools, Havelock-road, on January 13, by kind permission of the Vicar, when a large attendance of members passed the following resolutions, viz., 1, That the name of the Club be […]

Garstang poultry and dog show

Saturday, November 22 – 1884 The fifth annual exhibition in connection with the Garstang Poultry and Dog show Association was opened on Saturday and continued on Monday. It was of such man extensive character that to get the exhibition in one building was quite impracticable, and while the […]

A grumble from Walton Breck

September 10, 1884 To the editor of the Liverpool Echo. Sir, – Some two or three weeks ago I noticed a letter in your paper respecting the state the roads are in the new streets built at the end of Walton Breck-road and Sleeper’s Hill. At present the […]

Medals for Everton

Wednesday, April 23 – 1884 Last evening a very pleasant gathering of the members of the above club took place at the Sandon Hotel, Stanley Park, or the purpose of presenting silver medals to the members of the team who had been successful in carrying off the Liverpool […]

Jabez Darnell @

All articles about Jabez Darnell on PlayUpLiverpool. About Jabez Darnell: Born: March 28 – 1884, Potton. Passed away: 1950. Position: Left half. Height: Weight: Career: Potton, 1901. Biggleswade. Tottenham Hotspur, 1903. * 1903-04: * 1904-05: * 1905-06: * 1906-07: * 1907-08: * 1908-09: 37-0 (FL 2); * 1909-10: […]

George Baker @

All articles about George Baker on PlayUpLiverpool. About George Baker: Born: 1883, Chesterfield, England. Passed away: Position: Left back. Height: 175 cm. (5ft. 9in.) Weight: 72 kilos (11st. 1lbs). Career: New Tupton Ivanhoe, 1904. Chesterfield Town, 1905. * 1905-06: 34-0 (FL 2); * 1906-07: 29-2 (FL 2). * […]