The bell is made of bronze. A light hard wood handle and plinth were made in the foundry. The diameter is 8 inches and the the height of the bell is 18 inches. It truly is a monster handled bell - the biggest practical size. Having said that the bell will be rarely rung. I'm not expecting too many more cup successes.
What a delightful irony that to win the FA Cup in 2008 Pompey had to beat Manchester United on the way. They are my second favourite team. They went on to win the Premier League title and the European Champions League Cup - the most prestigious Club competition in the world. And Pompey beat them!!!!!
Here are some photos of the bell. It really is of superb quality. An example of what is still being made by the oldest and best (?) bell foundry in the world.