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Everton FC (England)

Last modified: 2005-10-22 by rob raeside
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[Everton football club] from www.shop.evertonfc.com  located by Ron Lahav

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Everton FC ('the Toffees') is a Premiership club in Liverpool. The club has two flags, the first of which can be seen here. The second version of the flag is far more common. It is the same shade of blue as the first flag (known locally as 'Everton Blue'), but the design consists of the elements within the shield displayed independently in white. I have seen versions with the tower in the center and the horseshoes at the top on either side, with the tower at the hoist and the horseshoes at the top of the fly, and several other arrangements. I am not sure which is the definitive version, if any - it seems to be a case of 'you pays yer money and yer takes yer choice.'
Ron Lahav, 21 April 2005

Speaking with former President of the Everton Supporters Club, he has two Everton flags which he showed me: one is the 'Canadian Pale' in a very bright blue with the Everton crest in the center of the white stripe. The second flag is the same shade of bright blue throughout, with the Martello Tower which is the Everton team symbol in ultramarine at the hoist and the horseshoes in the same color at the fly. He also has two flag/rugs, one for each flag design, which he purchased about five years ago. They are both the same width as the flags, but the length is different, the one with the 'Canadian Pale' is about 18 inches longer than the flag, while the other is two feet (24 inches) longer.
Ron Lahav, 1 May 2005

The tower you refer to in the middle of the Everton flag is actually an old 'bridewell' originally used to incarcerate criminals, and still stands today on Everton brow in Netherfield Road. It has been inextricably linked with the Everton area since its construction in 1787. The laurels on either side were used as they were the signs of winners in classical times (you may notice that a wreath is still given to the winners of each Formula One Grand Prix).
James Power, 16 August 2005

The tower of the Everton flag is Prince Rupert's Tower in Liverpool as shown here: http://www.liverpoolpictorial.co.uk/brian/lockup1.html.
Andy Dowland, 15 October 2005

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