EFC Heritage Society

Harry Catterick 100 Celebration Evening

On 22 November 2019 Everton FC Heritage Society organised and hosted the ‘Catterick 100’ event to celebrate the life and achievements of Harry Catterick - who would have turned 100 on 26th November. Held in the People’s Club Lounge at Goodison Park, some of his former players were in attendance, together with members of the Catterick family, Heritage Society members, club officials and supporters. Ken Rogers was the expert Master of Ceremonies, aided by action footage compiled by fellow society member Crawford Miles.

During the evening, contributions were made by football historians plus Lord Grantchester (grandson of Sir John Moores), before stories and memories of the former players entertained the gathered Blues. It was a memorable evening to celebrate the life and achievements of an Everton manager whose trophy haul for the Toffees has been eclipsed only by Howard Kendall.

Master of Ceremonies Ken Rogers (left) interviewing authors Gavin Buckland and Rob Sawyer (right)
who gave an informative and fascinating insight into Everton during the 1960s and the management of Harry Catterick

Matchday Programme Report

Read more about the evening in Darren Griffith's article in the matchday
programme for the Everton v Chelsea game (7 Dec 2019).

ToffeeWeb Report

Rob Sawyer, of Everton FC Heritage Society,
has also written an excellent article
on Harry Catterick on ToffeeWeb
(with a version also in the Everton v Norwich
matchday programme, 23 November 2019)

Dixie Dean Memorial Award

The Dixie Dean Trophy was previously presented every year at the Echo Sports Personality awards. However, those evenings no longer take place, and it has now become a presentation that usually occurs on special occasions, like the tribute night to Harry Catterick.

John Hurst receives the Dixie Dean Memorial Award from Melanie Prentice
(Dixie's granddaughter) and David Prentice of the Liverpool Echo.

Dixie Dean Memorial Award - past winners

2018 winner Graeme Sharp with David Prentice

Click here for David Prentice's article on the award

Jimmy Husband and John Hurst (bottom right) enjoy viewing the film clips of the 1960s sides in action.

Jimmy Husband

Derek Temple

Derek Temple (bottom right) pictured listening to the plaudits after the showing of his Cup Final performance - and the winning goal - while Blues look on, including Darren Griffiths and Richard Kenyon from Everton FC.

Derek Temple interviewed by Charles Buchan's
Football Monthly May 1967 (click to enlarge)

Terry Darracott talking about his time coming through the ranks in the late 1960s,
including a great story of how he came to make his first team debut
- bizarrely hearing about his great moment first from Bill Shankly rather than his own manager.

Ronnie Goodlass

John Hurst chatting to Harry Catterick's daughter Joyce.

First Division Champions 1962/63

FA Cup Winners 1966

First Division Champions 1969/70

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