What’s on show at Vale Vaults?

As Rob continues to prepare for the first-ever OVF exhibition, he’d like to give you all a list of some of the things that should be on display.

Vale Vaults is FREE of charge and takes place on the 25th and 26th October at the Barewall Gallery, Burslem.

Items on display

Several of these have been offered and not yet received so we cannot guarantee all will be available but hopefully the majority will be available. There will also be additional items not listed below:

storyofpvFrom the OVF archives:

  • 1954 Story of Port Vale booklet (right)
  • Tribute to the 1954 team booklet
  • 1970 promotion booklet
  • FA Cup semi-final, Blackpool cup game programmes
  • 4 vintage magazine covers featuring Vale line-ups
  • Coverage of the Spurs game in Match and Shoot magazine
  • A selection of vintage Port Vale cigarette cards
  • 65 programmes (each season’s design from 1950 to present)
  • Rob Fielding’s Port Vale scrapbook (from the late 1980’s)
  • Roy Sproson, John Nicholson, Basil Hayward autographs
  • A collection of match tickets
  • Ian Taylor’s shirt from the 1992 FA Cup game with Stoke
  • Two bottles of “Andy Porter” ale (sadly unopened)
  • A selection of photographs that have been passed onto OVF
  • The original OVF artwork by Paine Proffitt
  • Programmes including Autoglass Trophy Final, LDV Vans Final, John Rudge Tribute
  • Two Port Vale first-day covers
  • We will be airing a video of Vale highlights during the exhibition

Kndly loaned by Port Vale supporters:

  • songsheet1Large canvas print of the 1954 team
  • Collection of programmes including first game at Vale Park, cup upsets and a programme from the Old Rec ground
  • The songsheet used at Vale Park’s opening ceremony (right)
  • Vale scrapbook from the 1950’s
  • Three Vale scrapbooks from the 1960’s and 70’s
  • Supporters bell and rattle from the 1960’s
  • Several posters of club events in the 1970’s including “Roy Sproson this is your life” poster
  • A commemorative plate
  • A framed programme
  • Several player items (boots, shirts, a contract from the 1920’s etc)
  • Photographs of the development of Vale Park

Kindly loaned by the Seth Bottomley fanzine:

  • A collection of every issue of the fanzine
  • A selection of Seth Bottomley memorabilia

Kindly loaned by Port Vale FC:

  • Boots from the 1954 semi-final
  • A rare photograph
  • Freddie Steele related memorabilia
  • Several other club items

Additional displays (these are not items but information boards):

  • 0382f16ac Ozzy OsbournePort Vale’s “unsung” heroes
  • Vale Park’s only rock concert (right)
  • A history of Port Vale crests
  • Plus several other boards TBC

We would like to thank everyone who has offered items. If we have not got back to you to arrange collection of your item(s) please check your email or email robf@onevalefan.co.uk

Thank you to Barewall Gallery and Memorabilia Madness for their continued support and to everyone who has helped with this event.

Top image: a rare photo of Port Vale fans taken during the late 1950’s or early 1960’s

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