A new banner showing Billy Liddell has been unveiled.The banner was unveiled at the Blackburn Rovers game on Sunday 24th of Oct 2010.
Our thanks go to Tony and all the guys who made the banner.
The Billy Liddell Memorial
The event will too place on Saturday 22nd of May 2010 at 2.30 pm in the Billy Liddell Sports Complex, Townhill.Depute Provost of Fife Council, Cllr Liz Mogg did the honours. Bill McCulloch, Chairman of the Memorial Group gave a vote of thanks and Billy's grandson, Steven replied on behalf of the Liddell family.
Pictured above Billy's grandson, Steven, and Billy's wife, Phyllis.
On Monday 5th of July 2010 at their Annual General Meeting the members of the Billy Liddell Memorial Group decided it was time for the group to disband. The group has been extremely successful and achieved their aims of having Billy inducted into the SFA Hall of Fame, renaming the Townhill Sports Complex the Billy Liddell Sports Complex and erecting a lasting memorial to the great man.
Chairman, Bill McCulloch, thanked the members for all their hard work and praised them for achieving so much in so little a timescale. He also thanked the many people and organisations who had contributed to the success of the project.
Where you a Winner?
The e-raffle draw has taken place for more information please go to the E-raffle page.
Pictured below is Mike Payne receiving the limited edition Great Billy Liddell from Billy's son Mal.
Rename of Sports Complex
Townhill Sports Complex Dedicated to Football Legend Billy Liddell
Campaigners for recognition of the achievements of Townhill born football legend have welcomed the renaming of the local sports centre in Billy Liddell's honour. The new sign installed last week includes a dedication to Billy Liddell, and also to fellow Townhill born players, Maurice Malpas and John Lunn. Local councillor for Townhill, Bill McCulloch said: "Following a successful campaign Billy Liddell was admitted to the SFA Hall of Fame in November last year. The renaming of the sports centre marks another milestone in the campaign to recognise Billy Liddell in his home town. Bill McCulloch continued : "The campaign group are now working up plans and fundraising to create a community garden with a memorial dedicated to Billy Liddell in Townhill Park. We are looking to raise something in the region of £8000. "
As part of the Campaign, the Billy Liddell Group are promoting and supporting participation by young people, from the age of 7 upwards, in playing football, and a legacy of the Campaign has been an increase in the number of young people playing football in the Townhill area under the Billy Liddell banner.
A WE DID IT!!
Part of our campaign has been to have Billy's name added to the SFA Hall of Fame. We did this by asking everyone with an interest to email the SFA and nominate Billy and you did so in your thousands!
On Sunday 17th November 2008 the Scottish Football Association inducted Billy Liddell into the Hall of Fame. The Liddell family were represented at the event by Billy's son Malcolm.
Chairman of the Billy Liddell Memorial Group, Councillor Bill McCulloch said;
"He was extremely happy that the SFA had seen fit to add the name of Billy Liddell to the Hall of Fame and I thank everyone who helped make this possible. However, we still have more work to do and more objectives to complete, so our work continues."
Billy Liddell Documentary
Recently Liverpool FC TV were in in Townhill filming for their documentary "Liddellpool: A tribute to King Billy." Several members of the Billy Liddell Memorial Group took part in the filming.
The programme was first aired in December 2008 and included footage of Billy's name being added to the Scottish Football Hall of Fame and interviews with members of the Billy Liddell Memorial Group, with Billy's family and many famous names from from Billy's era.
The site contains photos, interviews, tributes and much much more. In fact, it contains everything you can ever want to know about the great man.
Scottish Parliament Petition
9th September 2008, members of the group made a presentation to the Scottish Parliament Petitions Committee. This attracted interest from Scottish Television who covered the story on their 6 o'clock news programme.
We are pleased to announce that RCL Sporting Ceramic Icons have launched their latest sporting figure, "The Great Billy Liddell", pictured below. This limited edition fine bone china figure stands ten inches high and is hand painted and signed by famous ex-Royal Worcester artists.
RCL Sporting Ceramic Icons produce fine bone china figures in the finest traditions of the old Royal Worcester works and "The Great Billy Liddell" is no exception. Bill's wife, Phyllis and son, Mal have been in close contact throughout the production of the figure and are thrilled with the final results.
More details of how you can purchase one of these limited edition figures can be found on the website of RCL Sporting Ceramic Icons.
Mike Payne, left, receiving issue number 5 of the Great Billy Liddell from Alan Colquhoun.