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Reminiscing the Bradford City Fire Disaster

11 May 1985 was one of the most unpropitious days in the history of Bradford and an unforgettable day for the Bradford City Football club fans in particular and for the people of Bradford district in general. It was a day which might have been a day of celebration for Bradford city fans as it was expected for Bradford City to be promoted to the first division of the football league. Instead it turned out to be a day of grief and mournfulness for many families who lost their near…

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Memorial Service for the 30th anniversary of the Bradford City fire disaster

Bradford – Monday, May 11 marks the 30th anniversary of the Bradford City AFC fire disaster at Valley Parade. The Lord Mayor of Bradford Coun Mike Gibbons will attend the memorial service on Monday, 11 May to remember the 56 people who died the disaster in 1985. The Lincoln Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Brent Charlesworth and Coun Kathleen Brothwell, will represent the city of Lincoln at the event. Bradford City were playing Lincoln City in their last home match of the season in 1985 when the fire ripped through the…

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Galloway calls for new Bradford City fire inquiry

Bradford – The questions raised in a new book about the Bradford fire must be answered and the only way to do that is through a new inquiry, George Galloway said today. “We’re in an election period and I am acutely aware that accusations of seeking advantage can be raised so I am calling on all candidates, present and former councillors and Members of Parliament, fans groups and fans, anyone who has an interest to come together to agree that the issues raised must be answered,” he said, “and the…

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