Ex-Reds star Cally can enjoy a cuppa at cafe named in his honour!

Ex-Reds star Cally can enjoy a cuppa at cafe named in his honour!

by Henry James (October 2021)

FORMER Liverpool and Everton stars Ian Callaghan and Kevin Sheedy opened the refreshment and changing room facilities at the Sandy Lane Playing field in Lydiate.

And Lydiate Parish Council was so grateful it was decided to name the facilites in their honour so ‘Cally’s’ café and the Kevin Sheedy changing rooms will be open on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the football season.

Kevin said: “What a pleasure to see the improvements for grassroots football.

“Sandy Lane has some of the best facilities around now, I wish it was like this in my day.”

Ian said: “I am overjoyed that the café has been named after me.

“I have lived in Lydiate for many years and regularly go to the park to watch the football and now I will be able to have a cuppa while I’m there.”

Meanwhile the council is restarting its community activities after 18 months at Lydiate Village Centre on Lambshear Lane.

Mancave will be held on Tuesdays from 10am until noon with an opportunity to learn guitar, play table tennis or just chat with a group of men.

Table tennis will take place on a Tuesday from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm with coaching available to help beginners.

A Playgroup is held on Friday from 9am-10.30am for children aged four and under.

The lunch club is being relaunched on Fridays, from noon till 2pm. For a small donation people will receive a homemade two-course light lunch, an opportunity to meet new people to talk.

For more information call 0151 527 2662 or email lpc@lydiateparishcouncil.gov.uk

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