Everton's origins uncovered by Archaeologists

27/03/2016  4 Comments  [Jump to last]

Everton Football Club was created in November 1879 when the leaders of the church team at St Domingo's decided their popularity in the rapidly developing game of Association Football merited the change of name. And Everton have never looked back... until now.

That momentous decision, so legend has it, was taken at the Queens Head Hotel, from where the early organization and running of the club had been conducted. But the building in Village Street was demolished some time between 1969 and 1972.

Recently, archaeologists from the Museum of Liverpool have been excavating the site, and have collected a treasure trove of artefacts, some with possible (if rather fanciful) connections to Everton FC.

Read the full article: Liverpool Echo

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Ernie Baywood
1 Posted 28/03/2016 at 05:14:16
As fanciful as it sounds to say that could be the exact ink pot... how often would they replace them?
Jim Potter
2 Posted 28/03/2016 at 10:21:19
Have they found our trophy room?

(Might need it soon).

Steve Woods
3 Posted 29/03/2016 at 07:17:05
I thought that we were "created" in 1878, not 1879 as stated here.
Mick Davies
4 Posted 30/03/2016 at 06:18:54
Steve (#3), the club were formed as St Domingo's in 1878, and changed the name to Everton a year later, as stated above.

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