Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the day that Bob Paisley was born in Hetton-Le-Hole, County Durham.
Bob Paisley, OBE, is widely regarded as one of the greatest football managers of all time. We certainly think so! During his nine years as Manager of Liverpool FC he won 3 European Cups, 6 First Division titles, 3 League Cups, 6 Charity Shields, 1 UEFA Cup and 1 UEFA Supercup.
He won the Football Manager of the Year award six times (1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83), was awarded the OBE in 1983 and was an inaugural inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
Over the next year, our website will be updated with more details of Bob’s fabulous career, but today, we thought it was fitting to share these photos with you. They were sent to us by David Willoughby, and show that Bob is still remembered, and loved, in the place where he was born. The photos are reproduced here with David’s kind permission.
We at St Peter’s are delighted and proud that Liverpool Football Club will be honouring the 100th birthday of Bob Paisley (on January 23) at the match against Crystal Palace tomorrow. If you are going, we’d love to see your photos!
We will also be honouring Bob throughout the year with special displays in the Church and Church Hall, and via our social media. If any of our followers would be willing to allow us to use your photos or memories of Bob (with full and appropriate credit) in our tributes, please send them in a PM. Thanks in advance!
St Peter’s Church is proud, and privileged, with its ongoing close association with the Paisley family. We know they will never walk alone.
It was a pleasure to open the Church Hall today so that the Quarrymen could perform an impromptu mini-concert in celebration of John’s birthday! Visitors from the Ukraine and the US were in the hall to share the special moment!
Here are a couple of snippets of the Quarrymen’s performance today:
For more photos of the Quarrymen in the Hall today, check out the flickr album HERE