Tributes and obituaries
OVF pays tribute to some famous Port Vale figures including John Rudge and the Sproson family.
Derek Tomkinson, who played for the Valiants in the 1950s, has sadly passed away at the age of 90.
Former Port Vale FC defender Andy Higgins has passed away at the age of 61, the club has announced.
John James passes away: former Valiants forward and fans’ favourite has sadly died at the age of 72.
Clinton Boulton passes away: local media in Torquay have announced the death of former Port Vale FC defender Clinton Boulton at the age of 72.
Jimmy Goodfellow passes away: Former Port Vale midfielder Jimmy Goodfellow has passed away at the age of 76.
Alan Boswell passes away: Port Vale have announced the sad news that former goalkeeper Alan Boswell has passed away aged 74.
Bert Llewellyn passes away: the former Port Vale striker Bert Llewellyn, has sadly died, aged 77.