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Liverpool County Football Association Centenary Dinner

Liverpool Picturebook is fortunate to be able to host a number of photographs from the Merseyside amateur football league including a selection of images of Liverpool amateur football referees. The photographs are from the personal collection of Billy Flanagan.

Billy recently sent me some additional images from an event at the Liverpool Adelphi Hotel, he tells us...

Liverpool County Football Association celebrated their Centenary Dinner at the Liverpool Adelphi Hotel on Friday 26th November 1982.

In attendance were The Lord Mayor Stanley Airey, Lady Mayors, Football Association Secretary Ted Croker, Sports Minister Neil Macfarlane, Liverpool County Chaiman Jack Allen, County Secretary Syd Rudd, Assistant Secretary Arthur Derbyshire. County Treasurer Doug Bell, and all their Council Members and their guests.

As well as League Secretary's, Club Secretary's and Referee's were invited. There were speeches on the night from, The Lord Mayor, Sports Minister, Football Association, Liverpool County Football Association.

Liverpool County Football Association thanked everyone who attended the evening,and also Adelphi Hotel for a great evening enjoyed by everyone.


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Guests arrived with John Lawson (Far Right)

Guests arriving at the Adelphi Hotel

Jack Allan (Right) Welcoming Guests at the Adelphi Hotel

Jack Allen County F.A. Chairman

Jack Search, Stanley Airey, Norman Dainty


Norman Dainty Council Member
Arthur Jones Referee's(First Left)  Arthur Derbyshire F.A.
 County Assistant Secretary (3rd Left)


Arthur Jones Referee Secretary getting his
reward from Norman Dainty

Arthur Jones Referee Secretary

Ted Croker F.A.Secretary

Dave Horlick (JNR) Getting his reward
from Norman Dainty

Dave Horlick (SNR) getting his award at the
Liverpool County F.A. Head Quarters

Doug Bell (County Treasurer) (First Left) with
Sir Philip Carter (Everton F.C. Chairman)

Lord Mayor Stanley Airey with Jack Allen

Lord Mayor Stanley Airey, Sports Minister Neil Macfarlane,
County President Jack Allen. F.A Secretary Ted Croker (Far Right)

Lord Mayor Stanley Airey

Neil Macfarlane Sports Minister

F.A.Secretary Ted Croker and F.A. County Secretary Syd Rudd

Sports Minister Neil Macfarlane, F.A.County President 
Jack Allen. F.A. Secretary Ted Croker.


Syd Rudd and Jack Allen having a chat with some guests

Syd Rudd County F.A. Secretary

Syd Rudd, Jack Search, Jack Allen

Lady Mayoress with Norman Dainty Council Member

Top Table
F.A. Secretary Ted Croker, F.A. County Secretary Syd Rudd,
Lord Mayor Stanley Airey F.A. County President Jack Allen.
Council Members Late 70s



Council Members Late 60s
FA Secretary Syd Rudd arriving at Lime Street from the
1966 World Cup with another council member


Liverpool County F.A. Menu for that evening in 1982


Goal No 1

Goal No 2

Goal No 3

Chairmam of the F.A. presents F.A.Youth Cup to the
Captain of Liverpool County F.A

Graham Kelly FA. Secretary greets players from
Liverpool County F.A. Smiles all round

Liverpool County F.A. Rep Team and Coaches in 1995
Winners of the F.A. Youth Cup played at Burscough F.C.L

Liverpool County F.A. Rep Team in the 60s

Liverpool County F.A. Rep Team in the 70s.

Liverpool County F.A. Rep Team in the 70s
Liverpool County F.A. Rep Team in the late 60s

All images  © Billy Flanagan - Liverpool Picturebook
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