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Dinner Dance To Celebrate Anniversary Of Title Triumph

Event to commemorate Pompey becoming English champions

21 May 2019


A 1940s-themed dinner and dance has been organised to commemorate Pompey becoming champions of England for the first time in 1949.

And some lucky fans will get the chance to recreate the ride the team took that summer in a vintage bus.

Organised by the Pompey History Society, the event take place at the Queens Hotel in Southsea on Friday, June 21.

It will feature a five-course meal that follows the original theme of the 1949 championship dinner menu.

There will also be music by the Swing Band and Company B, and a chance to join a vintage Southdown bus tour of the city to the event. This will replicate, as far as possible, the route taken by the team.

Colin Farmery, chair of the society, said: “We really wanted to ensure this momentous sporting event was remembered in due style – that’s where the idea for recreating the dinner dance organised by the club in 1949 came from.

“The original hall used by the club is no longer available, but in the Queens we have a fantastic period venue and the evening promises to go with a real swing.

“We will also have a replica of the 1949 championship trophy on display, as well as the Checkatrade Trophy to bring things bang up to date.”

Tickets for the dinner dance are on sale now and priced £65. Limited platinum tickets, which include the chance to ride on the vintage bus from Fratton Park with the trophy on board, are available for £110.

Tables of ten are available for £650. Click here for more details and to buy tickets.

There is an opportunity to sponsor the event. For more details, please call 07766 305676.

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