Vale Park’s first floodlit game, 1958

Vale Park’s first floodlit game, 1958

Thanks once again to Stuart Dean, we have the matchday programme plus a report from the Sentinel on the first floodlit game at Vale Park.

The match took place in September 1958 and Vale’s opponents were West Bromwich Albion.

OVF is particularly amused by the “floodlight rivalry” which causes the Vale matchday programme to claim that Port Vale’s floodlights are more “powerful” than those of local rivals Stoke City and Crewe Alexandra!



The Sentinel report is above while the matchday programme is below:






















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