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
"Although a Liverpool player at the time, Matt still retained many connections with Manchester City and his former colleagues at Maine Road. During the summer he and Alex Herd used to play golf together back home in Scotland. One day Alex did not turn up for their usual round, and upon making inquiries from him later Matt learned that he had taken Willie McAndrew, the manager of Hamilton Academicals, in his car to see my parents about getting me to sign for his old club. On being told by Alex that I had turned down the invitation Matt immediately telephoned Mr. George Kay at Anfield and suggested that this Liddell lad might be worth an inquiry. 'Liddell eventually became a Liverpool player, a very fortunate day for Liverpool', says Matt, who goes on to add some complimentary remarks about me which are best left unsaid here. But let me add it was also a very fortunate day for Billy Liddell."
Billy did not know who had recommended him to Liverpool, but found out when he read Matt Busby's book later on his Liverpool career