History Day and Fratton tours this Sunday
A match-worn shirt from 1983 third division championship winner Colin Sullivan will be the star turn at the club’s History Day on Sunday (11am-3pm).
Organised by the Pompey History Society, the twice-annual event also incorporates a programme and memorabilia fair – with dealers from all over the south in attendance – and the opportunity to have a tour of Fratton Park at a family-friendly cost.
The Division One trophy from 2003 will also be on display, as well as special boards commemorating each of the club’s promotion seasons.
Taking place in the Victory Lounge, there will be a free display of artefacts and memorabilia which will feature the club’s promotion years and it is hoped some former players from those seasons, including Alan Knight, Vince Hilaire and Vincent Pericard, will be able to attend.
The Pompey Pals charity will also be putting on a free display about the soldiers who left the city from 1914 to fight in the Great War.
The tours of the stadium, starting from the VIP entrance in Frogmore Road, will be priced at £10 for adults, with an accompanied under 18 going free. They can be booked online here.
Colin Farmery, who heads up history and archiving projects for the club, said: “The Sullivan shirt was a real turn up.
“We held a memory morning last Friday for older fans and one called Gary Buckner turned up with it in a bag.
“Apparently, Sullivan threw his shirt to the crowd after the final game against Plymouth and, by a roundabout way, it has ended up in Colin’s possessions. Items such as this are quite rare, so we are delighted to be able to borrow it.”
For more information on the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (023) 9273 1204 to speak to Colin.