Snapshot: The Bradford City Fire Disaster, 11 May 1985

Ollie Irish

11th, May 2010

By Ollie Irish

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Valley Parade fire disaster, which claimed the lives of 56 fans. When one thinks of tragedies in English football history, the likes of Munich, Heysel and Hillsborough rightly spring to mind. What happened at Bradford on 11 May 1985 should never be forgotten either. Lessons have been learned from that terrible day, which I just about remember (I was 11), and happily stadiums are so much safer now than in the pre-Premier League era.

May the Bradford 56 rest in peace.

The BBC has an excellent and chilling film about that fateful day. Dan Walker’s blog, on the Beeb as well, is also recommended.

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