onevalefan.co.uk has announced a first for Port Vale FC fans – VALE VAULTS – the first-ever FREE independent, fans’ exhibition of Port Vale memorabilia.
The exhibition has been carefully scheduled to take place on the weekend of the 25th and 26th October 2014 so that fans visiting Vale Park for the home match against Leyton Orient can visit the display either before or after the game.
VALE VAULTS already has pieces from the first-ever game at Vale Park, a shirt worn by Ian Taylor, memorabilia from the epic 1954 campaign plus tickets, cigarette cards, photographs, a video montage of some of Vale’s best-ever games and many more items. It’s sure to delight Vale fans of all ages.
Vale Vaults at a glance
- Opens 25th to 26th October at the Barewall Gallery, Burslem
- Unique FREE exhibition of Port Vale memorabilia
- Runs during the weekend of Vale’s home game with Leyton Orient
- Fans are invited to donate their own pieces to the exhibition
- Curated by onevalefan.co.uk
- In conjunction with Barewall Gallery and Memorabilia Madness
OVF editor Rob Fielding commented: “I’ve been a Vale supporter for over 30 years and I’ve always wanted to walk into a gallery and look at items associated with my football club. Now I’m delighted to be giving fans the chance to do so for no charge.
“OVF has lots of Vale memorabilia that is stored away and it’s time to give it, along with items donated by other Vale supporters, a public airing.”
APPEAL FOR ITEMS
Rob is also asking fans to come forward with items of their own to donate to the display. Fielding commented: “This is a free exhibition by fans for fans so if you have an item connected with the Vale that you’d like to lend the exhibition, we’d like to hear from you.
“We’ll return all items that are donated but just to ensure that we don’t get any duplicates, we’d ask fans to contact us first before they send anything to us. Supporters can contact OVF via the form below.”
OVF worked with award-winning Burslem gallery Barewall and Burslem-based memorabilia shop Memorabilia Madness to organise this unique exhibition and Fielding wanted to thank them for their help. “Barewall have been fantastic, offering loads of useful advice and allowing OVF to use their gallery space for free. I’m also grateful for the enthusiastic support of Memorabilia Madness as they have also been of great help.”
Find out more
Founded in 1996, award-winning Port Vale website onevalefan.co.uk is the leading Valiants fans website. Described as “a must visit if you’re a Vale fan” by Soccersearch, it has raised over £20,000 for the football club and was named as website of the year for 2014 by 6 Towns Radio.
Located on Market Place Burslem, The Barewall Gallery has been showing artwork attributed to Port Vale since opening in 2010 including the original paintings and prints by Paine Proffitt. Proud supporters of Burslem and the club, Barewall is a great venue for the exhibition and guarantees a warm welcome to home and visiting fans.
ABOUT MEMORABILIA MADNESS
Memorabilia Madness are an independent business located in Burslem, their online shop can be found at www.memorabiliamadness.com