Wreaths will be laid, led by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, at a special ceremony next month to commemorate more than 750 men from the city and surrounding area who were killed or wounded at the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. Continue reading “Pompey Pals To Remember Fallen Of The Somme”
The chance to have your photograph taken with the FA Cup on the open-topped bus which paraded the team and the trophy around Portsmouth in 2008 is the highlight of the club’s latest History Day, which will focus on the FA Cup wins of 1939 and 2008. Continue reading “Relive FA Cup Wins”
Pompey fans are being asked to take part in “There’s only one Bobby Campbell” chants in the 83rd minute of the forthcoming AFC Wimbledon match in tribute.
*Update: The closing date has now been extended until November 7th, with the winner announced the following day.*
Following on from the ‘Love Pompey, Love PompeyHistory’ fanfunding draw held on Saturday, the winner of the first prize Dave Sargent has thrown it open for sealed bids to claim the pool evening with Mark Catlin at the Shepherds Crook.
To be in with a chance of winning this excellent prize, all you have to do is email your offer to firstname.lastname@example.org or direct message to @pompeynewsnow on Twitter by October 31st.
Proceeds will go to the PompeyHistory fund for future purchases of Pompey memorabilia which will be displayed at future events and ultimately for the Portsmouth FC museum. The winner will be announced on November 1st.
The ‘Love Pompey, Love PompeyHistory‘ fanfunding campaign launched in September has exceeded the £300 target required thanks to the generosity of Pompey fans. Continue reading “WATCH: Mark Catlin Draws PompeyHistory Winners”
Exclusive prizes are up for grabs in a special Love Pompey Love PompeyHistory Fanfunding campaign.
Ask any fan their first match, most memorable goal, their favourite player – past or present, or any Pompey history related question or topic and invariably you’ll open up a treasure chest of talk, photos, video or other such memorabilia pulled out from the loft or online vaults.
Pompey’s rich history will be the focus of a special day of events at the ground, including tours of the stadium – which are free for U17’s.
On Sunday, April 19 (11am-3pm) – the day after the home match against Bury – the club is staging a History Day, centred on the twice annual programme fair, which will be held in the Victory Lounge under the Fratton End.
A display of club memorabilia will be on show, encompassing the 117-year story of the club, including the replica FA Cup presented to the club for winning the trophy in 2008, as well as some other artefacts which rarely see the light of day.
There will also be an exhibition by the Pompey Pals project, which is a charity devoted to telling the story of the men from Portsmouth who signed up for duty at the outbreak of World War One.
Entry to the fair and the displays will be free, but the club are also organising tours of the stadium, including the dressing rooms, tunnel area and boardroom of the iconic venue.
Priced at just £10 for adults, with accompanied juniors (under 17) free, instead of the usual £5, these are sure to prove popular.
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Poster credit: Jordan Hampton