The Pompey Pin
Portsmouth Football Club sits just across the water from Ryde at Fratton Park and was founded in 1898. They won the FA Cup for the first time in 1939 and held it for an uninterrupted period of 7 years as the trophy was not presented again until after WW2 ended. Because Portsmouth was a target for German bombing, the trophy was regularly moved around the city for its safety, including around local pubs. In 1945, it was taken round to Victory in Europe street parties. Pins have often been issued since in Remembrance of those who fought and died.
(If you are in a group, perhaps take turns to read each story out loud in character!)
Hey! I’m a Pompey football fan. I love the sport so much. However it doesn’t exist as all of it was destroyed!
No one remembers but me; no one believes me.
I have the only relic left – a 1986 Pompey Remembrance Pin.
Now we are in the year 42,069, I really hope that the sport is remembered.
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