September - April 1879-80


Liverpool Mercury - Saturday 16 January 1864

Bradley –Smith-Jan 10 at St Peter's, Everton, by the Rev. S.B. Sutton, Mr. John Bradley, jun, great grandson of the late Molly Bushell, to Miss Mary Alice Smith, both of Everton.

August 19, 1879.
The Liverpool Mercury
At a numerable-attended meeting, held at the British workmen” Chester-Street, Birkenhead, Mr. M. Bethall in the chair with the Association Union rules. The club to be managed by a captain, vice-captain, secretary, treasurer, and seven committeemen, to the annually selected the Rules having been read and adopted. Mr. A. Veitch, who had taken an active interest in concerning the meeting was unanimously chosen as secretary;
Mr. William Martin was appointed treasurer to the office of captain and Mr. Percy, J. Studdard and elected. The chairman Mr. Bethall, was appointed vice captain; Messrs T.Skinner, J. Seddon, JH Davies, T. Baker, H. Joy, W. Edwards and C. Beach were appointed on the committee.

Proposed church club for Everton
August 29, 1879
A meeting of person interest in the establishment of a church club for Everton was held last evening, in St. George’s schools, Northumberland –Terrrace, the Rev. Cannon Trench presiding. There was a good attendance. The chairman stated that the object of the proposed club was to afford an opportunity for Social intercourse amongst its members, and to establish a centre of usefulness in connection with the Church of England in Everton.
A club has been in existence for some time at St. Saviours and one on a small scale at St. George’s but it was proposed to form the club, to be called “Everton United Church Club” for all the churches in the neighbourhood. A provisical committee which had been appointed had taken the premises 129, Heyworth-Street, for the purpose of the club, and had secured the necessary funds for finishing. The new asked to the co-operation of the Churchmen of the district to make the undertaking a success. Mr. J.A. Smith, honorary secretary described the accommodation provided at the club-rooms.
For literary purposes, rooms had been furnished and would supplied with newspapers periodicals, writing materials, &c., and arrangement were being made to hold a literacy Society in connection with his branch. For Social purposes, three rooms had been set apart for smoking, billiards, chess, draughts and other games –on the motion of Mr. Clarke Aspinall, seconded by the Rev R. D. Baron, a resolution that by the provisional committee for their efforts in forming the club was unanimously carried. A considerable number of members were afterwards enrolled. The club of which the Rev Canon Trench has been appointed president, will be opened on Monday Next.

Toffee House to Be Sold
Liverpool Daily Post - Tuesday 07 December 1869
To be sold, the long-established business of the well-known Everton toffee Shop, formerly carried on by the late Molly Bushell. Present proprietor retiring from business –Apply at 21, Everton Village.

December 22 nd 1879. Liverpool Daily Post (Monday)
Everton 6 St Peter's 0
This match under Association rules was played at Stanley Park, on Saturday and resulted in a victory for Everton by 6 goals to nothing. McGill, Morris, and Evans played well for the winners.

Athletic News - Wednesday 24 December 1879
This match under association rules, was played at Stanley Park on Saturday, and resulted in a victory for Everton by six goals to nil.  McGill, Morris, and Evans played best for the winners. 

January 13 th 1880. The Liverpool Mercury (Tuesday Edition)
Birkenhead Association 2 Everton 0
This match was played on the ground on the former on Saturday. The weather being fine, caused a good few spectators to be present. The leather was kick-off at 3-30 p.m. and some very good play took place on both sides but the Birkenhead pressed very hard, and succeeded in getting the leather very near their opponent's goal, when the Birkenhead claimed a free kick for handball.
The leather was kicked by Mr. Heaton to Mr. Lythgoe, who kicked it for goal, but owing to, the referee being near the goal the leather touched his leg, but went between the posts. The umpires were asked how was that for goal, and both of them gave it as a goal, but their opponents would have it not so. At half-time the leather was kick off by Everton and was soon kicked in all parts of the field, but the Birkenhead again pressed very hard and Mr. Heaton succeeded in kicking another goal and when time was called the Birkenhead had succeeded in obtaining two goals to their opponents nil.
Heaton Lythgoe Bethal, and Studdard played exceedingly well for the home team, and Evans Smith and Brettell played well for the visitors. The teams were as follows: - Birkenhead; Joy, goal; Heaton and Bourne, backs; Hopper, and Studdard (captain) half-backs; Lythgoe, Bethal, Williams, McDonald, Crellin, and Martin, forwards. Everton;- Edwards goal; Evans and T.E.Williams, backs; Brettell, and Chalk (captain), half-backs, White, Smith Williams, Harley, Wade, and Jones forwards. Umpire, Howes and Veitch, Referee J. Farquharson.

Athletic News - Wednesday 14 January 1880
The first named club were too good for Everton last Saturday, beating them by two goals to none.  The Everton men played rather roughly. 

January 26 th 1880. The Liverpool Mercury (Monday edition)
St Peter's 0 Everton 4
This return match was played under the Association rules, at Stanley Park on Saturday and again resulted in a victory for the Everton by four goals to nil.

February 10 th 1880. The Liverpool Mercury (Tuesday edition)
Everton 0 St John's Bootle 2
This match was played (Association rule's) on the ground of the former at Stanley Park, on Saturday last. Despite the unfavorable weather the ground was in good condition, and a very close game was anticipated. Bootle winning the toss, chose to play with the wind, which however, proved at no advantage, as, when half time was called, no goals had been scored by either side. On changing ends Bootle showed a determined to score, and not withstanding the efforts of their opponents back players, through the maturely passing of the brothers Keeley they succeeded in scoring two goals to “love.”
The Rev Mr. Chapman on the right wing, and Messrs C.Allsopp and Betts as backs, also rendered good services for Bootle, for the Everton Messrs, Evans and White played exceedingly well. The following were the teams; - Everton Benyon, goal; W. Williams, Parkins, Brettle, Smith and White, Forwards, Hiles and Chalks (captain), half-backs; Evans, and Douglas, backs, and W. Jones goal. Messres E.R. Keily, S. Keeley, and Gossen, Forwards Rev Chapman, and Woods, Right wing A.Allsopp and Skellicom, Left wing Brett and C Allsopp, half-backs, J. Mashed, and Rev A. W. Keeley, goal.

February 21 ST 1880. The Liverpool Mercury.

Feb 21 Everton v St John's (Bootle) at St Park

Feb 28 Everton v Wavertree at Wavertree

March 6 Everton v Birkenhead Association at Stanley Park

March 13 v Liverpool Association at Newsham Park

February 24 th 1880. The Liverpool Mercury (Tuesday edition)
St John's Bootle 4 Everton 0
The return match between the above clubs was played on Saturday, at Stanley Park. During the first half of the game the play was pretty even, neither side scoring, but on changing goals the game was entirely in favour of Booth, who succeeded in scoring four goals to nil.

March 1, 1880
Gentleman –Will you allow me, though the medium of your valuable paper, to call the attention of employers in Liverpool to what I consider, in such an important town as Liverpool, is almost a disgrace? I allude to the half-hearted way in which the Saturday half-holiday is kept. If anyone will take the trouble to notice the physique of the young men walking down to offices in the neighbouring city of Manchester with these to be seen in Liverpool, he will observe a marked contrast.
In Manchester, and indeed in all other large towns, most young men are members of football, crocket, or other athletic clubs, and, as business ends at one o’clock on Saturday, they have abundant time for it. Take the case of Liverpool, however; in many cases the young men never dream of commencing business before 930 and many of their employers arrive at business much later. The day being a sort of broken day is “dawdled” through, and the result is the office closes from four to five o’clock.
What is the result? The employs of these firms call at the nearest public house on their way home for a drink and smoke, or game at billiards. Consequently you have working for you a comparatively wearies, enervated set of young men, not to be named in the same breath with the class of men one sees in such places as Manchester and other great centres. A very obviate all this. Get the men coax early; allow no running out for drinks, &c; and more important still, let the participate themselves start their business earlier. Two years ago the firm of which I am a member decided to try the experiment of closing at one o’clock on Saturday.
It has worked admirably. We get better work out of our men, and we find we are not one penny the worse for it. It is an inestimable been for any men when he can have one afternoon a week certain with his family. I know there is an idea that thee work may be “camped” but it is an utter delusion. I repeat most emphatically, the work in our business is better done in every way. I thrust some of the leading firms will take this matter in hand, and try the experiment – it will succeed. A good many have done so already, and I never heard of one going back to the old miserable system, or rather want of system. Feb 27, 1880. Progress

March 4, 1880, The Liverpool Mercury
Gentlemen –With reference to the remark of “Progress” on the above subject in your issue of Monday, he evidently is not connected with a shipping office, or he would not compare Manchester with Liverpool. In Manchester it is an easy matter to close the mills and warehouses at a fixed hour every Saturday, as they can stop the mills at any moment and commence on Monday, where they left off, but not so with the office in Liverpool. Ships will arrive and must sail at all hours, and often enough they are reported and cleared after two o’clock on Saturday.
An American mail streamer arriving on Friday, and sometimes Saturday, and sailing again on Tuesday, means working the steamer up to twelve o’clock on Saturday night. How would the half-holiday work in this instance? With regard to coming down at 9.30 in the morning, I think, if “Progress” was working till ten and eleven o’clock three or four nights a week, he would think 9.30 quite early enough to commence in the morning. Again, he talks of running out for drinks.
I know for a fact a branch in Liverpool of one of the Manchester warehouses where they observe the same rules as the Manchester House, viz, commence business at 8.30 a.m. allow one hour for dinner (which means an hour and a half) close at 6 p.m. ordinary days and 1 o’clock on Saturday. What is the consequence? It means breakfast at 7.30 and a bitter and sandwich at eleven o’clock, as some don’t get dinner till 1.30.
Then they dine at a public house, play Nap after dinner, and very often adjourn to the same place to pass Saturday afternoon. “Progress” must not suppose that because the office of Liverpool are not all closed at one o’clock on Saturday that the employers don’t get half-holiday; most of them get away at two or half-past – in fact, when their work is done they can leave.
The banks close at one o’clock, but the clerks don’t get away till their work is finished, which is often two and half past; and so in the commercial office, when mall falls due on Saturday they must be attended to if it takes till ten o’clock at night.
again “Progress” says, in Manchester and most of the large towns most young man are members of football, cricket, and other athletic clubs; if this is not the case in Liverpool, how is it we always research a well-filled board at Richardson’s in Lord-Street, advertising both cricket and football matches? Liverpool, March 2, 1880. Plebeian

March 9 th 1880 Liverpool Courier
Everton 0 Birkenhead Association 2
Birkenhead v Everton.
This match was played on the ground of the latter on Saturday last, and resulted in a win to the Birkenhead by two goals to Everton nil. The Birkenhead had much the best of the game throughout, but owing to the Everton's good backs, the Birkenhead were unable to score more goals. For the Birkenhead Messrs, Heaton, Lythgoe, Williams, and Crellin played remarkably well also Messrs Evans, Smith, Brettell and Morris rendered good services for Everton. Teams; Birkenhead; - F. Hughes goal, H. Joy and WA Bourne, backs, FG Heaton, and W Martin, half-backs; RE Lythgoe, and W. Edwards, right wing; T. Williams, and PJ Studdard (captain), left wings, W. Crellin and A. Veitch centre forward. Everton; - Chalk, goal; Evans, and Douglas, backs, Wade, and Smith, half-backs, E Williams, and T. Williams, right wing, Morris, and Brettell, left wing, Jones Whyte, centre-forward. Unmpires, Messrs Churchill and J. Farquharson.

Athletic News - Wednesday 10 March 1880
Played on the ground of the latter, on Saturday last, Birkenhead winning by two goals to nil. The visitors played well throughout the game and pressed their opponents very hard. Great credit is due to the home team back, who got the ball out of danger several times in creditable style. For the visitors Lythgoe, Heaton, Studdard, and Crein played exceedingly well; as aslo did Evans, Douglas, Smith and E. Williams for Everton. teams; Birkenhead; F. Hughes, goal; A,W Bourne and B. Joy, backs; F.G. Heaton, and W. Martin, half-backs; R.E Lythgoe, W. Edwards, T. Williams, L.J. Studdard (captain), W. Crellin and A. Veitch, forwards; Everton; Chalk (captain), goal; Evans and Douglas, backs; Wade aned Smith, backs; E. Williams, T. Williams, Morris, Brettell, Jones, and Whyte, forwards.