Originally the aim of the group was twofold. Firstly to have a lasting memorial to Billy erected in his home village of Townhill. Secondly, to have Billy’s name added to the Scottish Football Association’s Hall of Fame.
On 16th November, 2008 the Scottish Football Association inducted Billy Liddell into SFA Hall of Fame.
The SFA responded to thousands of emails from Reds all over the world. The Liddell family were represented at the event by Billy's son Malcolm. Chairman of the Billy Liddell Memorial Group, Councillor Bill McCulloch said: "He was extremely happy that the SFA had seen fit to add the name of Billy Liddell to the Hall of Fame and I thank everyone who helped make this possible. However, we still have more work to do and more objectives to complete, so our work continues."
Billy Liddell Memorial Group finally reached its goal when the memorial cairn was unveiled on 22nd of May 2010 in Townhill. Click here for photos from this tremendous event.
The website for The Billy Liddell Memorial Group is at http://www.billyliddell.org.uk
You can contact the group:
By Telephone, 01383 602396
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Form - click on this link
By post, at the address below
Community Education Worker
Townhill Community Leisure Centre
Fife KY12 0EN
"My memory isn't as sharp as it was, but I can still remember the excitement of running out in front of a full house. The grounds were different then. Nearly everyone stood up, not nearly so much cover so the crowds looked even bigger than they were. And they were lot bigger than they are now. We used to play in front of 60,000 at Anfield, and I think the first time I played in a Goodison derby there were more than 78,000 packed in. I played in the first derby after the war, and what an occasion that was! Interest in football then was fantastic - you couldn't get a ticket for love nor money."
Billy remembers the how football was in the good ol' days, where the Merseyside derby was incomparable