Binnen 48 uur na de brand werd er een rampenfonds opgericht dat uiteindelijk 4 miljoen pond opbracht. 56 people died.Reflecting on the immediate aftermath and response to the tragedy, Geoff Druett is joined in the Leeds studio by four key figures:- Graham Karran, chief fire officer for West Yorkshire- John Domaille, assistant chief constable, West Yorkshire Police- Stafford Heginbotham, Bradford City chairman- Graham Kelly, Football League secretaryA small part of Robert Hall's report on the fire itself has been edited out. Supporters die in veiligheid waren, waagden hun leven om anderen in nood te redden. Deze bleken afgesloten. The Bradford City stadium firewas a stadium disaster that occurred during an English League Third Division fixture between Bradford City and Lincoln City on Saturday, 11 May 1985, killing 56 and injuring at least 265. 11076 supporters verzamelden zich in het stadion om de kampioen te zien spelen. Er is een gedenkplaat voor de 56 overledenen. The documents paint a picture of the desperate rush to gather evidence for Popplewell, with one of its staff writing to West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Police in June 1985 pleading for copies of the force’s photographs of the Valley Parade disaster.
Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Bradford City was al eens gewaarschuwd voor het afval onder de tribune maar had er niets aan gedaan. They concluded that a dropped cigarette would need “good contact with the material [it sets fire to]” to cause a fire and says that pipe material was a more likely cause of the fire than matches. The fire, in which killed 56 supporters died, 30 years ago next month, was found by the official inquiry conducted by High Court judge Sir Oliver Popplewell to have been caused by debris beneath the seats in the main stand being accidentally set alight. Ironisch was dat het houten dak de maandag erna vervangen zou worden door een stalen. EXCLUSIVE: National Archive papers reveal testing – rushed and scant as it was – undermines theory lit match caused stadium disaster. Nu is het een modern stadion met 25.000 plaatsen. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Twee van hen waren supporters van Lincoln City (Bill Stacey & Jim West). The Kew Archive also reveals correspondence from the Timber Research and Development Association which had also rejected the theory that the ignition of debris under the stands had caused the fire. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. That means only 27 per cent of matches were still alight when they reached the floor. Na de ramp kwam er een nieuwe wetgeving die alle houten constructies verbood in de stadions van clubs uit de Football League.
Op 14 december 1986 werd het stadion heropend en is nog verder ontwikkeld over de jaren heen. [1][2][3], 'Clubvoorzitter Bradford City stak stadion in brand', Revealed: former Bradford chairman linked to at least eight fires before Valley Parade disaster, Martin Fletcher: ‘Maybe the reason I am here is to – finally – reveal the truth’,, Wikipedia:Lokale afbeelding gelijk aan Wikidata, Creative Commons Naamsvermelding/Gelijk delen. De houten constructie was er nog omdat er geen geld was voor een nieuwe tribune. Aan de ene kant stonden tientallen supporters te zingen en dansen, terwijl 20 meter verderop werd getracht in brand staande toeschouwers het leven te redden en de eerste lijken het veld op werden gedragen. Calendar Special: The Bradford Football Fire (1985) - YouTube

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