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Sven Roeder 8:46 Mon May 11
Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
11th May 1985
56 dead & over 250 injured when the stand went up and was destroyed in 4 mins
Last day of the season and they were celebrating promotion.
Old wooden stand built on a hill and rubbish had built up underneath it for years without it being cleared.

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zico 2:08 Thu May 14
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
Justin P 2:16 Wed May 13

Yeah there are two in particular on You Tube. One with Gabby Yorath and her dad was manager that day and another half hour one was about how warnings weren't heeded.

eusebiovic 2:04 Thu May 14
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
my cousins lived next door to St.Pancras

eusebiovic 2:03 Thu May 14
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
This was horrific...Architecturally, Bradford was a really attractive city but the landed gentry allowed it to go to seed...this was kinda seen as the culmination of that process.

The King's Cross Fire happened on my birthday 2 years later...they lived next door to St.Pancras on Ossulton Street and invited me around to celebrate together. We could smell the stench of burning flesh in the air.

Again, Horrific beyond belief.

Justin P 2:16 Wed May 13
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
Is there a TV documentary about this did someone mention?

Wilko Johnson 1:38 Wed May 13
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
Absolutely horrendous. The footage on You Tube reminds us that the police officers in that stand were brave people.

Then 14 months later Leeds fans rioted at Bradford and set fire to a chip van that was on the away terrace,

Mace66 10:46 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
Athletico Easthamico 9:04 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
Apparently Police know what happened.
Bloke admitted to trying to stub out a dropped cigarette.

He's emigrated to Australia now.


He was actually holidaying in the UK having emigrated to Australia and is now dead.

Athletico Easthamico 9:24 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
Yes he did.

But Police are satisfied it was an accident.

Alfs 9:11 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
Yeah, didn't the owner have a bit of previous for businesses of his going up in flames?

Athletico Easthamico 9:04 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
Apparently Police know what happened.
Bloke admitted to trying to stub out a dropped cigarette.

He's emigrated to Australia now.

But there were insurance job conspiracy theories going around.

boleynkid 9:04 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
I once worked with John Helm and I had long forgotten he was the commentator at Valley Parade on that awful day. For some reason the fire came up in conversation which is when he told me he was commentating at the time. Suddenly I remembered his voice. Not sure if he was from Bradford himself but he told me he knew plenty of people at the game and although he just wanted to put the mic down knew he had to be professional and carry on commentating.

Needless to say he says it was the most harrowing thing he ever saw and he even told me the name of the "human torch" as he was known but I can't recall it.

GreenStreetPlayer 8:35 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
A few posts below me and Alfs remember live coverage and as the camera went on the stands there was someone standing towards the middle of the stand, not moving, completly engulfed by flames like some 'superhero' and you could tell they were dead there and then, no dying in hospital later.
Never seen that footage shown ever again for obvious reasons. Will Never forget that.

Capitol Man 8:32 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
I remember watching grandstand or world of sport as it happened. It was pretty horrific.

Too Much Too Young 8:21 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
"The Poor Man".

A 70 year old that appeared from the stands head to foot in flames. Died later that night in hospital i believe.

RIP to all - such a tragic event.

Athletico Easthamico 8:14 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
Same day Birminghan and Leeds had a massive ruck.
Wall collapsed and 15 year old kid died.

Not a good day for football. Game changer all around in so many respects.

GreenStreetPlayer 6:44 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
People were retreating but the heat got so intense people's clothes started to smoulder and catch fire near the stand so these people were being dragged away as well.

Crassus 11:35 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
Vexed I agree
The times have changed, imagine a director now cutting mid afternoon to a stadium ablaze and broadcasting live and graphic footage as fans are patently burning to death
Vile images and for us something to which we could relate directly as supporters

Vexed 11:09 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
Mr Kenzo 11:08 Tue May 12

No scousers were harmed sadly.

Vexed 11:08 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
"The bloke who ran on to the pitch died after I think. "

Of course he fucking did, he was completely on fire!

Mr Kenzo 11:08 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
Were the Police blamed for this or dragged over the coals ?

Vexed 11:07 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
The footage of this is one of the worst things I've ever seen. Its even worse when you read about the people trying to get out of the exit that had been locked . Dreadful.

tanman 11:01 Tue May 12
Re: Bradford City Stadium Fire - 35 years ago today
The bloke who ran on to the pitch died after I think. I bit young to remember this at the time but it takes hold of the stand so quickly it is hard to believe. Amazing that people never realised that smoking in wooden stands could represent a risk. ditto the underground and the Kings Cross fire - started in a similar way.

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