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 - email@example.com
Contact Form - click on this link
By post, at the address below
Community Education Worker
Townhill Community Leisure Centre
Fife KY12 0EN
"In 1950 an agent acting on behalf of clubs in Colombia, in South America, approached several English players and influenced them to go out to Bogota, the Colombian capital, to play for leading teams there. The Bogota clubs were supposed to be exceedingly lucrative, because Colombia had broken away from FIFA. Franklin and George Mountford, one of his Stoke City colleagues, were the first to go, and they were followed by several other English and Scottish players. As a matter of fact I was approached myself by the English agent with an offer of £2,000 to sign on, with top wages and hefty bonuses. It was enough to make anyone consider the matter seriously, and I certainly gave it a lot of thought. If my twin boys had been four or five years old, instead of only a few months, I would have had a still harder decision. The fact that they were so young finally decided me against accepting the offer. Later on, after hearing of the conditions in Colombia, I was jolly glad I had stayed at home."
The closest Billy ever came to leaving Liverpool was possibly in 1950 when a Colombian club offered him lucrative terms