Collectors will be in their element when Pompey’s twice-yearly programme and memorabilia fair takes place as part of the club’s history day on Sunday (11am-3pm).
Eight dealers will be selling their wares at the Victory Lounge event, including several specialising in Blues collectables, as well as Soccer History, a quarterly magazine devoted to the game’s past.
The history day, which incorporates the fair, will feature a special exhibition of memorabilia from the 2008 and 1939 FA Cup winning runs.
Star attraction is the open-topped bus from the 2008 FA Cup parade, on which fans can take a special picture with a replica FA Cup in exchange for a donation to the club’s history society.
Also on display will be match-worn shirts from the 2008 final, Jack Tinn’s famous spats, which brought the club luck en route to the final, the 2008 match ball and a variety of fan paraphernalia from both cup runs, including rattles, rosettes and scrapbooks.
A specially commissioned club banner and the flag Hermann Hreidarsson wore on the lap of honour in 2008 – bought by an @pompeynewsnow fan funding campaign last year – will also be on show.
The club are also selling tours of the Fratton Park stadium on Sunday at a family-friendly price. Adults cost £10, but accompanied juniors can go for free instead of the usual £5.
Tours can be booked here
. Cash sales are available on the day, but prior booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
The tours start every half hour from 10.30am-1.30pm from the VIP entrance in Frogmore Road. It should be noted there are a number of flights of stairs on the tour, so it is not suitable for people with limited mobility.
For more details of the club’s virtual tour contact the club’s disability liaison officer Allison McNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling (023) 9273 1204.