Sir John Moores Everton Scarf

MOL LI 48/2021


Workers at Littlewoods Pools knitted this Everton FC scarf for Sir John Moores CBE. Having made his fortune at the Littlewoods football-betting empire, he developed a mail-order catalogue, and opened stores. He soon became one of Britain's richest men. During the 1930s, he also funded a short-lived professional baseball league. In March 1960, John Moores gave up his role as chairman of the pools business to become a director of Everton Football Club. By 1961, he was their chairman, revitalising the club. Kindly lent by Lord Grantchester (Grandson of Sir John Moores)