We are a recently formed local history society, made up of a diverse group of people who have an interest in the rich history of the Everton area. Some of us live in the area, others were born here and moved out, and some of us are just intrigued about this interesting subject. Please have a look around our web site to find out more about us and about our regular meetings. And scroll through the timeline above to learn more about the fascinating places and people related to Everton.
Visitors and new members are always most welcome.
EVERTON, a suburban township, seven chapelries, and a sub-district, in Walton-on-the-Hill parish, West Derby district, Lancashire. The township is suburban to Liverpool; lies within Liverpool borough, on the NE side of the town, contiguous to Kirkdale; and has a post office under Liverpool, 1½ mile distant from the Liverpool head-office. It had a village older than Liverpool, situated on an eminence, commanding an extensive view over the Mersey to Wales and the Irish channel; but it takes its present character from the growth and prosperity of Liverpool; has long been a favourite residence of many merchants; and comprises numerous airy streets and numerous elegant villas.
From John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1872.
A heritage trail of 13 information boards has recently been installed in Everton park. These are in a circular route, just over a mile long. They provide a fascinating insight into the ancient, social and football history of the district, as well as encompassing the most spectacular view in Liverpool from the summit of Everton ridge. The Friends of Everton Park provide regular FREE guided walks around the heritage trail, with an accompanying talk (some of the guides are also members of the Everton history group and can provided further details of both organisations).
The walks start from the park gates in Northumberland Terrace, near St George's church. The video below shows the launch of the Everton Park heritage trail:
We hold monthly meetings at the Mere Bank pub in Everton on the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. The meetings usually last about 2 hours and take the form of a presentation and discussion on a topic relating to Everton history.
Our annual programme includes a wide range of subjects delivered by guest speakers and in house presentations. Examples of recent meetings include:
|A talk about the history and tour of St George's Church - the world's first iron church|
|Policing Old Everton - reminiscing and storytelling from retired Everton 'copper' Norman Morrissey|
|The role of Everton in the rise of the City of Liverpool - by Liverpool community historian Steve Binns|
|Photographs, maps and old paintings illustrating the development of Everton village|
Everyone is assured of a friendly welcome!
You can find the location of the Mere Bank pub (178 Heyworth Street, opposite St. George's church - L5 4LJ) on the map below. The number 17 bus stop on Heyworth Street is almost right outside.
If you would like to know anything about our group, the history of the Everton area, or just have any general comments or queries, then please email us at email@example.com.
Life membership is the bargain price of just £1! To join, or request further information, please email our secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.