Vale Park opening day songsheet: here is the songsheet that was distributed to Port Vale fans for the first-ever game at Vale Park – the match against Newport County on 24th August 1950.
The songs to be sung were Land of Hope and Glory, John Peel, Abide with Me, Land of my Fathers, My Bonnie, Down in the Glen, She’ll be coming round the mountain, She’s a lassie from Lancashire and John Brown’s body.
The match itself finished 1-0 to the Valiants with Walter Aveyard scoring the first goal on the Vale Park pitch.
At the bottom of this article are some more related features on the opening of Vale Park.
Vale Park opening day songsheet
More features on the Vale Park stadium…
Here are a selection of our features about Port Vale FC’s current stadium – Vale Park:
The Story of Vale Park. A booklet which was produced describing how the ground was built. Read more
First floodlit game. A match report from the first use of floodlights at the ground. Read more
Get even more features on the Vale Park stadium in our dedicated Vintage Vale Park section