Former Port Vale chairman Bill Bell's funeral to take place on February 27 in Burslem
The funeral of former Port Vale chairman Bill Bell will take place at Swan Bank Methodist Church in Burslem on February 27, at 12.30pm, just a stone's throw from the club he ruled for 15 years.
Mr Bell died, aged 81, at his home in Brown Edge on Tuesday after suffering stomach cancer.
He was Port Vale chairman from 1987-2002 and presided over the greatest period in the club's history.
During Mr Bell's tenure, the Valiants twice won promotion to what is now the Championship, played at Wembley three times and enjoyed notable cup wins, such as the FA Cup giantkillings of Spurs and Everton.
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His manager John Rudge, who led the team to those successes, has been among those to have paid tribute to the former chairman.
Port Vale will hold a minute's silence before Saturday's home game with Morecambe. The Vale players will also wear black armbands in honour of Mr Bell.