The socialism I believe in is everyone working for each other, everyone having a share of the rewards. It's the way I see football, the way I see life. - Bill Shankly
After initial contact with Spirit of Shankly, a few southern-based members contacted each other about setting up a branch in the south east. With a date set, it began in earnest on a balmy 8 July 2010. Over 100 turned up at the initial meeting – some already members to show support and get involved; others curious to find out more. Committee member nominations were taken and the following week, after a ballot of members, the committee was voted in.
SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2013
ARSENAL V LIVERPOOL
London gig to raise thousands for Merseyside good-causes
Drop in before the game and after – or if you don't have a ticket for the game watch it here – at GARAGE on HOLLOWAY ROAD
Doors open at 3pm and up to 600 tickets are available for the show
Fundraisers are set to hold a music event in London featuring bands including ex The Las and Cast frontman John Power, aiming to raise money for two Liverpool-based causes.
HJC London Rock last year raised almost £15,000 for the Hillsborough Justice Campaign (HJC).
Now, they aim to raise more money, to be split between HJC and Jamie Carragher’s charity, The 23 Foundation
As well as a set from John Power, the event will feature rising stars The Tea Street Band and London-based Contra. The immensely popular podcast The Anfield Wrap will be holding a light-hearted football debate with football personalities and organiser hope to raise even more money with a raffle and auction of memorabilia such as signed shirts.
Organiser, Kris Wyatt, said: “There are plenty of Liverpool fans in London who sometimes want to play their part and feel left out when they see fantastic events put on back on Merseyside.
“Now, fans in London are able to play that part. Events like this enable fans to come together and have a great time, whilst at the same time, raising money for a great cause.”
Tickets are priced at £15 and may be subject to a booking fee. Tickets and further information is available from hjclondonrock.com.
WATCHING THE REDS IN LONDON
A few members have asked aobut watching games on TV in London with fellow Reds. Here are a few suggestions and comments from people in the know!
if any one has any others, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post them up here.
Ashtead Squash Club 39 Skinners Lane Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2NN
Club manager and socail secretary both from Liverpool. A regular crowd watch games and always a good atmosphere.
The Golden Egg 155 Kilburn High Road. NW6 7HU
Landlord is a match going red and always has Liverpool on and 3pm games when possible.
Ruse Bar 280 Borough High St. SE1 1JS
Proprietor Tony is a Red - he has just started playing some of the Sat 3pm games. Plenty of Reds, absolutely packed for big games and flags displayed etc. Has several TVs, plenty of seats.
Yuctan 121 Stoke Newington Road. N16 8BT
Shows all games on multitude of screens. North London teams are the priority if they're playing, but missed just 1 Liverpool game in 10 years. Landlord is a sound Dubliner with a knack for finding your game on any channel.
The Famous Three Kings 171 North End Road, Fulham. W14 9NL
Shows Sat 3pm games. Sometimes there is a £3.50 entrance fee, plus bottle of beer. If you show your LFC London supporters membership should waive the fee.
Manager Lee is a Red. Liverpool games are played on the wall size screen at back of pub. Very few seats, jam packed, can be very vocal, plenty of atmosphere. Food available.
The Pilgrim 247 Kennington Lane. SE11 5QU
Members of the Tomkins Times meet up here in Kennington
Hennessys Bar 36 Victoria Road, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 0AG
St Georges Tavern 68 Victoria Road, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 0AH
The Corrib Rest 76-82 Salusbury Road. NW6 6PA
Big Irish pub in Queens Park with multiple screens (including big projector screen in main bar).They show 3pm Saturday games and screen mumber of games on different screens.
The Masons Arms 665 Harrow Road. NW10 5NU
Enormous pub with massive main bar area, 2 flat screens and pull-down projector screen, big function room upstairs, and biggest beer garden in west London – 2 flat screesn weather permitting.Strong Redmen following gather here.
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Treasurer: Kev Dunn
Secretary: James Grant
Direct action officer: Pat Garrett
Co-opted Member 1: Chris O'Dea
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