Magical Memorabilia: Sunderland
The Everton Collection's memorabilia featuring Everton and Sunderland
With the Sunderland match coming up this weekend, The Everton Collection takes us back to previous encounters between the two clubs...
Formed in 1879, Sunderland joined the Football League in 1890 and won the League Championship the following season. During the 1890s Sunderland were called ‘The Team of All Talents', winning the League Championship in both 1893 and 1895. The Everton team below were League Runners-Up in 1895, 5 points behind Sunderland.
There are over 200 items of Sunderland memorabilia in the Collection. The majority are home and away match programmes, although there are other interesting pieces including a glass football, dinner menus and betting slips.
A number of letters between Everton and Sunderland officials are now available to read on the Collection website. Examples include a letter from Sunderland Secretary, George Crow, requesting photographs of Everton players for the Roker Park match programme and a letter about holding pop concerts at Roker Park.
All the treasures of The Everton Collection are now on display in a free exhibition at Liverpool Central Library. Find out more about this and search the whole Collection at evertoncollection.org.uk