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Rare photo opportunity for fans to take selfies with the league championship trophy

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 and Programme Fair event at Fratton Park on Sunday.

The event, organised by the Pompey History Society, starts at 10.30am.

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

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

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,” he added.

Recognised by the club, the Pompey History Society was 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 club’s 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.



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