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Champions Of England Exhibition

Have your photo taken with the trophy

17 March 2022

Pompey History Society

Fans can have their photo taken with the replica of the historic league championship title the club won in 1949 and 1950 at the 'Pompey: Champions of England' exhibition.

It forms part of the programme fair which is being held in the Victory Bar at Fratton Park from 10.30am on Sunday and is being organised by the Pompey History Society.

Free tours to see the exhibition, which tells the story of the Blues' title wins through the memories of nearly 40 fans who have been interviewed over the past couple of years, are also still available.

Although the morning tours are already fully subscribed, there is still good availability for the afternoon. More details of the event and how to sign up for a tour can be found here.

As well as the tour and photo opportunity, there will be programme dealers from across the region and an exhibition of memorabilia from the 1948-1950 period, when Pompey were the best team in the land.

Colin Farmery, chair of the society, said: “We don’t take the trophy out of the cabinet that often so this is a rare opportunity to take a picture with it. It will be set up in the Victory Lounge with a suitable backdrop to make a great image.

“We will be asking for a small donation to the society’s funds to take a selfie with a piece of Pompey’s heritage.

"We also have a couple of exclusive books on sale, both featuring the 1939 FA Cup final, which can be acquired on the day in exchange for a suggested donation of £10 and £5 respectively.”

Even if fans can't make one of the tours, they are still welcome to come down to the event.

There is ample parking in the club car park, which is accessible from Anson Road. Please note that access to the champions exhibition is via a couple of flights of stairs.

Recognised by the club, the Pompey History Society is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2016 to help preserve and conserve the club’s heritage and share it with fans.

Since then, it has purchased replicas of both the Division One and Division Three trophies the club has won and these now reside in the trophy cabinet.

The society also received a grant from the Heritage Fund in 2019 to conserve the memories of fans who saw Pompey twice win the league. More on the exhibition and its concept can be found here.

You can also receive more information from the society by signing up to their mailing list or by visiting

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