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Rugby Union in Liverpool  "will be as extinct as a dodo" - Liverpool Mercury 1897 Mercury1897
The Aliens play their first ever game - Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury 1907 Aliens1stGame1907
R.L.Knipe (President 1922) breaks cycling record - 1900 Knipe1900
Founder Member F.J.Applebee captains St Johns College, Battersea - 1904 Applebee1904
Aliens Dinner 1909 Dinner
Aliens Smoker 1909 Smoker
Biography of J.G. Legge - The first President of The Aliens in 1912 JGLegge12
Newspaper Match Reports of the Aliens RFC preserved by F.J.Applebee AliensNews
Minutes of The Aliens Committee Meetings recorded by F.J.Applebee - 1912/25 Minutes12
Aliens Membership Book 1912-13 HBook12
Aliens play a Russian émigré in the 2nd Team - 1912 Grieu12
Aliens v Birkenhead Park programme 1913 BhPk13
Aliens v Birkenhead Park game review 1913 BhPk13
Liverpool RFC 1913-14 LpoolRFC
Aliens AGM 1913 AGM13
The Rules of scoring 1913 Scoring13
South African Rugby Star plays for the Aliens 1914 - H. Von Mengerhausen VonMengershausen14
South African medical student plays for the Aliens 1914 - F.H.Anderson Anderson14
Aliens AGM 1914 AGM14
The Rugby Club Doctors and Dentists  Doctors
Poignant Aliens fixture list 1914 Fixture14
H.N Ellis - A Liverpool Alien 1911 Ellis11
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Aliens War Casualties 1914-18 War1418 - Inital Record
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Aliens Player Profiles 1907-14 - Their Academic and Military careers in detail AliensProfiles *
Private J.B.Humphrey killed  1914-18 but no record on CWGC Humphrey
The Liverpool Pals - 17th /18th/19th/20th Battalions of King's Regiment LpoolPals1
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King's Regiment play rugby at Anfield - May 1916 Anfield16
W.B.Croxford keeps rugby alive with District and Regimental games - 1916/17 Sale16
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John Kay B.A (President 1924-26) - A short film depicting life at school during the hard times of WW1 InnerMan17 *
Aliens War Medals 1914-18 Medals1418
2nd Team Full Back War Hero - Lt J.F. Venmore (Military Cross) Venmore16
1st Team Full Back War Hero - 2nd Lt A. Williamson Williamson16
1st Team Full Back War Hero - Sgt R.G. Griffith Griffith16
Hon. Member War Hero - Lance Cpl A.E. Hickling  Hickling16
Forward War Hero - Private W. Johnson Johnson16
War Casualty - 2nd Lt John Robson Robson16
Probable Alien War Hero - Private H.L.Bretland Bretland16
Alien War Hero - 2nd Lt. F.J. Earles Earles16
Full Back War Hero - Private G.P.S. Brown Brown17
Full Back War Hero - 2nd Lt J.H. Weights Weights18
Full Back War Hero - Lt J.G. Williams Williams18
Full Back War Hero - Corporal C.A. Beverley Beverley18
Wing War Hero - 2nd Lt H. Tolson Tolson18
Full Back War Hero - Lt F.N. Howe Howe18
War Hero - Pte. R.A.Roberts MM Roberts18
War Hero - Regimental Sergeant Major E.E.Bond DCM Bond

War Hero - Squadron Leader F.J.Haney MC  DFC Haney
War Hero - Private H.Viner MSM Viner
War Hero - Company Sergeant Major G.W. Isaac Isaac18
War Hero - Serjeant J.Manning DCM Manning
War Hero - Lieutenant J.W.A. Taylor MC Taylor
War Hero - Capt. J.R. Whittle MC Whittle
War Hero - Lt-Col Percy Kinns of The Indian Army Kinns
War Hero - Lt Stanley Dumbell OBE, Registrar of Liverpool University Dumbell
War Hero - RQMS Joseph Fairley MSM Fairley
Alien Academic - Professor Duncan J. Sloss CBE MA LLD Sloss
Alien Schoolmaster - Dr Leonard Walter Brockington CMG QC LLD DCL Brockington *
Alien Chemist - J.E.M.Brunskill survives Gallipoli  1915 Brunskill *
Alien Engineers - The 6 Bellamy brothers give the Germans some sparks BellamyBros *
Proposed Club name change to 'Tuebrook' 1919 Tuebrook19
Proposed Club name change to 'Mersey'      1919 Mersey19
Club Handbook 1919 Handbook19
Alien Spy - Dr E.A.Martinez Martinez *
Alien Merchant - F.J.Behn OBE TD Behn *
Alien Mountineer - Capt. H.E.L.Porter MC Porter *
AGM 1920 AGM20
Club has new landlord in Lord Sefton 1920 LordSefton20
Club Handbook 1920 Handbook20
Newspaper Match Reports of Sefton from 1920-39  SeftonNews20
Lancashire Game 24th Jan 1920 - Sefton Captain R.A.O'Donnell plays against Northumberland LancsJan20

Lancs Trial at Aigburth 1920 - Sefton Captain R.A.O'Donnell, N.W.Hutchings, S.Dumbell and F.H.Anderson
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Lancs Trial at Kersal 1920 - Sefton Captain R.A.O'Donnell plays for the Probables
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Newpaper praise for W.B.Croxford reviving rugby on Merseyside - 1920 CroxfordPraise20
Areas of Liverpool indentified for playing fields 1920 (Sefton bought one of the plots in 1929) PlayingFields20
Dr O'Sullivan, Irish doctor held in high esteem by the Committee - 1921 (but who was he ?) DrO'Sullivan21 *
Sefton appoint a new Chairman in W.J.Smith, Bristol and Gloucestershire  - 1921 WJSmith21
Dr E.S.Miller takes up the alternative religion Baha’i faith ESMiller1921 *
Dr J.E.G.McGibbon awarded an OBE for war services JEGMcGibbon1921 *
Sefton Membership Handbook 1921 HBook21
AGM 1921 AGM21
Sefton v Wigan Old Boys 1922 - Cartoon Cartoon22
R.L.Knipe 1922 - Sefton President Cartoon RLK22
W.B.Croxford 1922 - Sefton President Cartoon WBC22
Sefton v St Helens Old Boys 1922 StHelens22
First  Life Member Fred Outhwaite joins South African Defence Force 1922 Outhwaite22
AGM 1922 AGM22
AGM Signatures 1922 Auto22
Sefton Membership Handbook 1922 HBook22
Sefton upset by newpaper comment of having a "primitive" ground 1922 Primitive22
Sefton get changed at The Hare and Hounds 1922/23 HareHounds1
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R.L.Knipe 1923 - Sefton President rides 406 miles in 24 hours RLKnipe23
Sefton Panto 1924 - The Scrummagers at The David Lewis Theatre Scrummagers
Secretary F.J.Applebee gets praise for preserving the Club History - 1924 Applebee24
Sefton organise a function to raise money for a new ground - 1924 GroundFund24
The Sefton Clergy in 1920's - CKK.Prosser, AB.Lavelle, A.Finch, JO.Nicholas and FJ.Mcbride SeftonClergy20s
R.L.Knipe and Capt. R.W.Jones M.C cheer on schoolboy athletics - 1926 Athletics26
Ye Hotte Potte 1926 - Fred Applebee retires from Secretary  HottePotte
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Sefton Committee about  1926 Committee26
The new ground 1929 - found by A.N.Lockier, club design by S.G.Bacon Survey29
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Aintree 1930 - Sefton provide 20 "Bouncers" to protect Randolph Churchill at Grand National meet Churchill30
Annual Carnival and new ground opening 1930 Carnival30
Annual Carnival 1931 Carnival31
Major J.S.Foulkes DSO -  World War One hero becomes Sefton Vice-President 1931  Foulkes31
Sefton Captain Arthur L. Stephens on safari 1932  Stephens32
Annual Carnival 1932 Carnival32
J.F.Moore Pre-War Treasurer cartoon 1935 Moore35
R.L.Knipe fatally hurt in accident on East Lancs 1938 RLKnipe
Major C.W.Wingrove MC and Bar -  World War One hero becomes Sefton Vice-President 1935  Wingrove36
Ex-Professional Liverpool Caledonian Footballer William Marr Orr - Sefton President 1936 MarrOrr36
Sefton winger Frank Whyte plays for Widnes and wins  the Rugby League Challenge Cup - 1937 Whyte37
J.Milbourn Sefton Secretary also Chairman of Vagabonds Tennis Club Milbourn
Bert Brownbill plays the Empire and Prince of Wales Theatre Brownbill
Debate about the Knock-on Rule Knock-on
Sefton v Railway Union - 1938 Sefton1938
WW2 Sefton becomes a Heavy Anti-Aircraft Gun Site - Brief overview 1939-52 GunsiteBrief39
WW2 Correspondence - Transcripts 1939-48 GunsiteTranscipts39
WW2 Correspondence - Summary and Documents 1939-48 GunsiteDocuments39
Sefton Gun Site in near miss as Liverpool is bombed - September 1940  Bombed1940
Sketch of Gun Site layout  1939-48 Map1945
Merseyside Anti-Aircraft sites in WW2 - Sefton was H7 Gunsite "F" MerseysideHAA *
Pathe News clip of how a AA crew use their guns PatheNews
Debate about the the first game between Union and League codes - 1943 RUvRL43
Sefton War Casualties 1939-45 War 1939-45
WW1 and WW2 hero Sqn/Ldr F.C.W.Taylor takes command of RAF Oakington, Cambs -  1940 Taylor40
WW2 Casualty Flight Sergeant R.C.Hanson 1941 Hanson41
WW2 Casualty Flight Sergeant J.R.P.Dawson - 1943 Dawson43
WW2 Casualty Lt Col. W.K Arrowsmith MBE 1945 Arrowsmith45
WW2 Casualty Capt. K.E.T Bark 1945 Bark45
WW2 D-Day hero E.M.Morrison MC and Bar TD - 1945 Morrison45
WW2 Naval Commander G.G.Armit awarded the MBE - 1945 Armit45
Oldershaw 11 v Sefton 0 in 1948  Oldershaw48
Baseball - Liverpool Trojans play at Sefton 1948 Trojans48
Sefton v Southport 1949 SthPt49
Rugby Union in Lancs/Cheshire - W.B Croxford 1949 RULancs49
Sefton Committee inside the Clubhouse 1950 Committe50
Sefton v Collegiate at  Bill Shankly Field 1950 (Score 21-nil) Coll50A
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Re-Opening of the Ground 1952 - Sefton v Davenport Ground52
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Barney Wall Ireland Trip 1952 Ire52
Post War Committee 1952 Commit52
Fred Barry and Jimmy Sheard build the new changing rooms - 1954 Ext54
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Lancashire County Trial held at Sefton 1956 Trial56
Sefton Jubilee 1957 Jubilee57
Liverpool Echo cartoon 1958 - by Vern Sharples Cartoon58
WW2 Spitfire Pilot killed Fl. Lt W.E. Caldecott 1958 Caldecott58
Liverpool Echo cartoon 1959 - by Vern Sharples Cartoon59
Lancashire County Trial held at Sefton 1959 Trial59A
South West Lancs County Trial held at Sefton 1959 Trial59B
Liverpool Echo cartoon 1960 - by Vern Sharples Cartoon60
Peter Moloney - Club Captain 1959 & 1962 Moloney
Tommy Donnelly 1960 Donnelly60
Pitch vandalism 1962 Vandalism
Bob Ayres goes to Rhodesia 1962 BobAyres
John Stevens bangs out a pass at Southport - 1963 Stevens63
Sefton Diamond Jubilee Dinner 1967 DiamD67
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Kersal v Sefton 1960's - Sefton win 'The Horns' on aggregate KersalHorns
West Park league match - 1969 WPark69
4th Team off to Waterloo at Exchange Station - 1969 4Team69
Barman Dixie Raynor DixieR
Robbie McDonald's tours of the 1960's  Tours60
Lineout action photo from the early 1970's - Robbie McDonald looks on Action70
Dean Ryan played for Sefton as Corporal in Royal Engineers, going on to England No 8 - 1970's Ryan70s
Dixie's Pub The Old Stanley Arms DixiePub
Prototype Club Blazer Badge Badge
Tributes to former President W.B.Croxford 1971 Tributes71
New Years Eve 1972 - George Blackburn and Gerry Wilson FancyDress72
New Years Eve 1972 - Bernie Langshaw and Pete Vidamore NewYear72
Club Captain 1972 -  Barry Mordike Mordike72
'New Bar' builder 1973 - Syd Morgan BarBuilder73
1st Pint in the New Bar 1973 - Jeff Fallon  FirstPint73
1st Day in New Bar 1973 FirstDay73
John Scully on the Bar 1973 - is it Ricky 'my arse' Tomlinson ? JScully73
Margaret Westcott 1973 - looks after the pies MargW73
New changing rooms 1973 NewBath73
Garden Fete Video - 1973 GdFete73Video
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Tour of Newcastle 1973 Tour73a
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St Margarets play English Baseball at Sefton, England v Wales International 1973 Baseball73
Jack Daybell, Tom Donnelly and Peter Merriman 1974 Commit74
New bar from West Derby Conservative Club 1975 - Tommy Donnelly Bar DonBar75
Working Party paint the posts 1975 PaintPosts75
Saturday, Bloody Saturday - Humorous weeks account of the Sefton rugby players spouse - 1975 Spouse75
Fund Raiser game for former Captain Bill Collins 1976 Collins76
Frank Harper and his League winning Football Team FrankHarper
Old Vets game - Season 1979/80 OldVets
Colts Tour of Isle of Man 1979 ColtsIOM79
Plans for new extension to clubhouse - 1979 Ext79
Isle of Man 1980 IOM80
Liverpool Cup v Birchfield 1981 LCup81
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Club Dinner 1981 Dinner81
Billy Beaumont plays his last game at Sefton - 1982 Beaumt82
Tributes to former player and Lord Mayor Cyril Carr 1983 Tributes83
Mike Ledsham marathon 1983 Ledsham
Club Dinners from 1983 onwards Dinners
Japanese referee 1983 JapRef
Dave Jackson dies playing at Ormskirk DaveJackson
Sefton 26 Merseyside Police 3 - Liverpool Cup Winners - 15th April 1984 LplCup84
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Action photographs from the 80's Misc80sA
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Liverpool Cup Semi-Final against Birchfield - 1983 Birchfield83
Liverpool Referee Fred Howard promoted from refereeing Sefton to the Rugby World Cup Howard
Christmas Fancy Dress 1984 Xmas84
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Sefton jolly to Royal Ascot 1985 Ascot85
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Ron Langshaw Cartoon 1985 Cartoon85
Spectator Terry Moscrop from Old Anselmians dies at Sefton - 15th Jan 1985 Moscrop85
The Lancashire County Challenge Cup LancsCup
Club Dinner at Christ's College with Mike Slemen 1987 Dinner87a
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Sefton RUFC in quiz final at Stockport Quiz
Sefton enters a Marathon Running Team - 1987 Marathon87
Lancashire Trophy 2nd Round 1988 - Sedgley Park SedgPk88
Sefton Indoor Bowls - Winners 1988 Bowls88
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Fun Day 1989 - Dunk the Fireman Roy Spencer FunDay89
Isle of Man Tour 1990 IOM90a
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Lancashire Plate 3rd Round 1990 - Rochdale Rochd90
Bobby refurbishes the bar 1990 BobbyBar
Hull Tour 1990 Hull90a
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Broadgreen Billy Simpson's 4th team take on Aldwinians for the Glass Boot - 1990's Aldwinians90a
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Broadgreen Hospital Charity Fund Raiser - 1991 Bgreen91
Caldy Seven's - 1991 Caldy91
Ireland Tour 1992  - Roy Gladden IreTour92
Sefton has a fundraiser to train a Guide Dog - 1992 Dog92
Lancashire Plate Final 1993 - Merseyside Police LancsPlate
NW Division One League Match 1993 - Altrincham(Kersal) Kersal93
Peter Moloney on former Chairman Jim Alexander's funeral 1994 Moloney94
Lancashire Cup qualifier 1994- Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers94
Peter Shallcross cartoon of Basher - 1995 Blister95
Lancashire Trophy 2nd Round 1995 - Vale of Lune ValeLn95
Sefton Ladies team get to grips - 1995 Ladies95
Eden and Daley repair crossbar - 1996 (just before flats were demolished) Crossbar96
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Presidents Board (created by Geoff Daley) unveiled by Dave Applebee (Founder members' son) - 1996 PresBoard96Video
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Club Dinner 1997 - The late Scotland and British Lion Gordon Brown Dinner97
Ron Langshaw cartoon - 1998 Cartoon98
England International Mike Slemen with President Bill Jones - 1999 Slemen99
Ex-Sefton Player Ron Lowe with the Australia's World Cup 1999 Lowe99
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Former player Charles Dean remembers playing for Sefton in the 1930's Dean00
Former 1950's player Dr Cyril Taylor Taylor00
Andy Sheehan's annual subs cheque - 2001 Cheque01
Isle of Man Jimmy Nye tucks into Tandoori Albatross - 2001  JNye01
Club Dinner 2001 - Andy Walsh and Guest Speaker John Bentley Dinner01
Teltley Vase Fourth Round at Windermere - 2001 Wmere01
Fireman George Carpenter with Miss Knowsley 2001 Gcarp01
Harbern Close residents rise up against Sefton 2002 Fence02
Sefton celebrate 50 years after re-opening of ground in 1952 Ruskin02
Isle of Man Tour - April 2003 IOM2003
Player of Year 2003 - Wayne Osborne with guest speaker Huw Davies Dinner03
Funding from Lancashire RFU assures Sefton's future - June 2003 LancsChq03
Dr Jonathon Palmer lands helicopter at Sefton - August 2003 JPalmer03
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First game under new floodlights versus Liverpool Uni - February 2005 Floodlights05
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Coach trip to Llangefni in pre-season friendly - August 2005 LLangefni05
New Dads at Sefton appear on Granada TV - January 2006 NewDads06
Club Dinner 2006 - Player of theYear Mark Tyms Dinner06
Sefton pitches get drainage work done - July 2006 Vertidrain1
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Former Sefton Captain Pete Roberts coaches in Spain - Nov 2006 PRoberts06
John Fenton receives Player of the Year from Rugby League star Andy Gregory Fenton07
The Chain Gang improve ground security (with a few cock-ups as well ! ) ChainGang07a
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Ceremonial plaque of Sefton's War Dead unveiled by Royal Artillery - Oct 2007 Plaque07
Soundbite from Granada Reports News Bulletin 20th October 2007 Plaque07SB
Memorial to former captain Keith Westcott - The Cigar Bench 2011 CigarBench1
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HMS Northumberland docks at Sefton RUFC - 30th November 2013 Northumberland13
Merseyside at War - JMU Website acknowledges the Sefton WW1 Heroes AtWar1914

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