An EVENT will be held next month to commemorate an Oswestry man who was one of the first players to win the league title with Everton.

Charles Parry won the championship while the Blues were still at their original Anfield home, but but died in poverty in 1922 aged 51, and is buried in an unmarked grave in the town's cemetery.

But the Everton Heritage Society (EHS) has bought a headstone for Charles – supported by the club among other groups – and it will be unveiled at the event on March 1 at 11.30am.

Arren Roberts, from Oswestry Town Council, says they have provided what assistance they can to the group which has done all the leg work in getting Charles's headstone ready.

"The EHS contacted us about him," he added.

"They told us a little bit about their work and that Charles was buried in an unmarked grave in Oswestry cemetery.

"They asked for a little bit of assistance in getting him a headstone for his grave and help with some things.

"This is all for the event on March 1 and there will be a ceremony to put the headstone in. There will be representatives from EHS, from the FA of Wales and from the clubs he has played for locally.

"His family representatives will be there too as they have done a lot of the work with EHS for this."

Charles captained Wales four times in his 13 caps and also played for Newtown and Oswestry Town, and is the latest for EHS grave re-dedications and restorations for a number of notable former players and club officials.

A plaque marking Charles's achievements was unveiled in 2003 by his son Fred Parry and grandson Paul Lloyd in the Market Hall.