St Luke's Hosts Heritage Society
Society to hold pre-derby activities.
What better way to absorb the unique pre-match atmosphere of a Merseyside derby than rolling back the years and enjoying some of the sights from yesteryear?
For the first time today the Everton Heritage Society will be setting up inside St Luke’s Church -adjacent to the stadium - and they are inviting supporters of both teams to come along and join them.
What’s it all about? Well, the EHS will have a whole host of terrific exhibits for fans to enjoy, there will be memorabilia items on sale, too, as well as other attractions that will set the scene perfectly for the main event on the pitch at 12.45pm.
Local singer Gerry Murphy will be performing his ballads about Dixie Dean and Bill Shankly, there will be face-painters for the juniors, book-signing sessions, historic photographs on display and ex-players Ian Snodin and Tony McNamara will be in attendance.
Among the exhibits that will doubtless entertain both Blues and Reds are the ball from a 1932 FA Cup Merseyside derby, portraits of the Founding Fathers of Merseyside football, signed shirts, international caps…and there’s even one of Ian Rush’s Juventus shirts!
It’s certainly well worth a visit and the guys from the Everton Heritage Society will now be based in St Luke’s before every single home fixture. Pop in and see them - admission is free and you won’t be disappointed.