Voice of The Valley 1988-2001

Voice of The Valley was launched in early 1988 and quickly became one of the mainstays of the emerging football fanzine movement.


What made the Voice stand out from the pack was that Charlton had been tenants at Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park for the previous two years. And despite gaining promotion to the First Division for the first time in 29 years, many fans refused to make the awkward journey across South London. 


The Voice became the chronicle of the campaign to return home and its editor Rick Everitt the Charlton reporter and later sports editor of the South East London Mercury, which was already championing the cause.


From 1988 to 1991, Rick was assisted by fellow supporter and Valley campaigner Steve Dixon, who went on to join the club staff.


For nearly 14 years it documented the twists and turns of the club's fortunes, including the Valley Party's 14,838 votes in the Greenwich local elections of 1990, the triumphant return home in 1992 and elevation to the Premier League in 1998.


Now this site will bring some of those memories back to life, as we develop the Voice of The Valley online archive to make some of the best writing from the original issues accessible to a new generation of Charlton supporters.

The first scheduled issue of the 2020/21 season is now available to order. There are three pricing options - for UK (first class), European and worldwide delivery. All of them then add UK postage and packing to the price shown, making the total amount correct for your delivery address.


Alternatively, you can subscribe. Payment is annual and covers eight issues. Subscriptions ordered now will start with the next issue, VOTV160, due out in late August.


To order issues published between April 2013 and March 2020, please see the back issues page. VOTV124 and VOTV127 are sold out.

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