Tag: Anfield Road

The Original Merseyside Derby Game

By Tony Onslow. The present Merseyside Derby games are contested between Everton and their close neighbours Liverpool. The event attracts a capacity crowd to Goodison Park where, in 1894, the two sides had first met in a Football League match. The occasion also taxes the capacity of the […]

Anfield shock: Reds in red

Wednesday, August 4 – 1982 The football world is left in disbelief this morning at the news that Liverpool made a loss last season. That loss in their financial year ending april 30 was made despite winning the European Cup in 1981 and the League and League Cup […]

Getting to and from Anfield

Saturday, October 2 – 1948 (Liverpool F.C. Match Programme, 02-10-1948) Key words: Anfield, football ground, Liverpool, buses, trams, Leyfield Road, Old Swan, Norris Green, Lodge Lane, Smithdown Road, Walton Breck Road, Oakfield Road, Anfield Road, Arkles Lane.

Advertisement: Season tickets on sale

Thursday, August 16 – 1945 Liverpool Football Club. – The Directors announce that Members’ Season Tickets for 1945-6 are now on sale, available for Football League and Central League matches. Price £2 11s. (inc. tax). Reserved with members’ name attached, 10 6 extra. Holders of shareholders’ tickets can […]

Cooper killed in an accident

Tuesday, June 25 – 1940 One of the finest full backs English football has known and one of the nicest of men, Tommy Cooper, idol of Derby football crowds for a period of years, was killed yesterday in a road accident near Aldeburgh, Suffolk. “Snowy,” as he was […]

The Sandon Hotel

Saturday, May 4 – 1940 The Sandon Hotel in Oakfield Road would be found to be connected prominently with football if ever the history of the game as made in Liverpool came to be chronicled. Everton F.C. became a power there, Liverpool F.C. had its birth there, and […]

Half price for Services at Anfield

September 21, 1939 Liverpool F.C. will admit soldiers and sailors in uniform (which includes RAF men) to Saturday’s match at Anfield at half price. Special turnstiles will be set apart for them at the Walton Breck Road and Anfield Road ends of the ground. Good for Liverpool. All […]

Jack Parkinson’s daughters’ married

Tuesday, April 11 – 1939 Miss Winnifred Parkinson (left), and her sister, Miss Elsie Parkinson, leaving the Church of St. Simon and St. Jude, Anfield-road, Liverpool, with their bridegrooms, Mr. Edmund Houghton and Mr. H. Trevor Jones. The bride’s father is Mr. John Parkinson, a former Liverpool F.C. […]

A gale wrought havoc at Anfield

Thursday, January 9 – 1936 The gale last night wrought havoc with shipping and property on various parts of the coast. A large stand covering the Anfield end of the Liverpool Football Ground was blown away and fell into Anfield Road, a main thoroughfare. The road had to […]

Joseph Orrell (Landlord – Anfield Road)

Born: January 17 – 1860, in Liverpool (Lancashire), in England. Passed away: March 16 – 1933, in Marlybone (London), in England. Timeline: 1860, February 16: Baptism, St. Peter’s, Liverpool. 1861 Census: Residence Kirkdale, aged 1. 1871 Census: Residence North Meols, Lancashire, aged 11. 1895, September 11: Marriage to […]

Liverpool’s ground scheme

Monday, June 20 – 1927 Liverpool are utilising their financial resources wisely in providing for the comfort of their supporters. As we announced in the Athletic News a week ago they had a profit of £5,955 on last season’s working, and they have a credit balance of £36,088, […]

Prime Minister Baldwin at Anfield

November 3, 1923 Lord Derby advised the Liverpool Football Club to-day that the Prime Minister (Mr. Stanley Baldwin) would join him in visiting the Liverpool v Huddersfield Town game at Liverpool this afternoon. It is the first time that the Premier has been to a First Division match. […]