From The Archive


Jimmy Dickinson - Adapt your game

Posted on 10th Nov 2023 by David Taylor

  Adapt your Game by Jimmy Dickinson   The Pompey History Society is always seeking out obscure articles and stories that help increase the knowledge of our great club.   Recently a member of the Steering Committee, Chris Gibbs, uncovered an …

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Former Chairman passes

Posted on 15th Jul 2023 by David Taylor

Syd Leverett (left) with League Championship Trophy    Each week the Pompey History Society takes a delve into the club’s archive and pulls out a document or artefact and tells the story behind it. This week we’ve dug out a letter sent in Jun …

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To Bari and back

Posted on 15th Jul 2023 by David Taylor

  Each week the Pompey History Society takes a delve into the club’s archive and pulls out a document or artefact and tells the story behind it. This week features an itinerary from Pompey’s first foray into foreign soil for competitive actio …

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Referee criticism

Posted on 13th Jul 2023 by David Taylor

Each week the Pompey History Society takes a delve into the club’s archive and pulls out a document or artefact and tells the story behind it. This week, we turn to that perennial favourite: criticism of the referee and some correspondence between …

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Guy Whittingham to Villa

Posted on 13th Jul 2023 by David Taylor

  Each week the Pompey History Society takes a delve into the club’s archive and pulls out a document or artefact and tells the story behind it. This week, we opened a folder and found a significant fax sent and received in 1993…   What’ …

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Birmingham City Cheque

Posted on 10th Jun 2023 by David Taylor

  Each week the Pompey History Society takes a delve into the club’s archive and pulls out a document or artefact and tells the story behind it. Today it's a cheque for more than £5,000 from Birmingham City FC, archived after it had been cashe …

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Trial games in the past

Posted on 31st May 2023 by David Taylor

This article was initially published in the matchday programme of 26 December 2020.   Each week the Pompey History Society takes a delve into the club’s archive and pulls out a document or artefact and tells the story behind it. This week, using …

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: Donated objects tell story of Pompey director WC Kiln

Posted on 28th Mar 2023 by David Taylor

Each week the Pompey History Society takes a delve into the club’s archive and pulls out a document or artefact and tells the story behind it. This week we have two commemorative order of ceremonies donated to the archive in 2019 by Pompey fan Roge …

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FROM THE ARCHIVE German bombs can't stop Pompey winning!

Posted on 20th Sep 2020 by Colin Farmery

The Pompey History Society takes a delve into the club’s archive and pulls out a document or artefact and tells the story behind it. Here, we reach back 80 years to discover Pompey’s second win of the season came in more than unusual circumstance …

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