1960’s: Letters from the past


Do you think fan criticism only began with the Internet age? Think again as we provide a selection of letters – critical, controversial and passionate – from the late 1960’s.

First up, just to show the volume of letters, here is just one page from the scrapbook. There are several more like this:

page

So, what type of letters? Firstly, there is the straight-forward critical approach:

comedian

mixture

lose

We have the 1960’s version of that Internet favourite – the so-calledĀ happy clapper:

cheers

And the usual grass is always greener view that Vale should bring back a favourite player or manager:

steele

We have someĀ some sensible opinions:

roy

 

So, you see, fans’ views and opinions are really not that much different then and now. It’s just the medium that has changed.

This scrapbook with cuttings from the late 1960’s and early 1970’s was kindly provided to OVF by a long-standing Port Vale supporter.

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