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The Forum => The B-Ark => Topic started by: aggy on May 11, 2010, 06:42:40 AM

Title: 25 Years Ago Today
Post by: aggy on May 11, 2010, 06:42:40 AM
RIP to all those who perished at Valley Parade
Title: Re: 25 Years Ago Today
Post by: noughtyforties on May 11, 2010, 07:28:04 AM
Well said.
Title: Re: 25 Years Ago Today
Post by: Ferret on May 11, 2010, 07:41:38 AM
That is still the my commanding memory of that day.  I can recall very little about probably the biggest game in our history, just the horrible sight on the silent TVs as we left - not knowing what had happened and where until switching the radio on in the car.

Title: Re: 25 Years Ago Today
Post by: Wembley 85 on May 11, 2010, 08:56:11 AM
I knew nothing about the fire on the day itself.

We had gone to Wembley on a privately run bus, and went into London after the game.  We picked up the coach again outside Kings Cross station at around midnight, picking up the Sunday paper as we did so, and obviously the fire was front page news.

A sad day indeed, but with finding out late, my memory of the game is as vivid as the day after - what a goal Cookie!!!!!

Still, that aside, it is a day of reflection, and condolences to all affected. The only good news to come from the tragedy was the way in which stadiums were forced to be updated, and look at the quality of the stadia that we have today.

I can't believe that 25 years have passed tho.
Title: Re: 25 Years Ago Today
Post by: Louth Pilgrim on May 11, 2010, 12:33:20 PM
Title: Re: 25 Years Ago Today
Post by: Bartmac on May 11, 2010, 03:12:06 PM
Excuse me LP, perhaps I'm missing something here, but tell me what has your post got to do with the terrible events that happened at Bradford ???
Title: Re: 25 Years Ago Today
Post by: Mickey Nuttells Hair on May 11, 2010, 03:20:34 PM
Excuse me LP, perhaps I'm missing something here, but tell me what has your post got to do with the terrible events that happened at Bradford ???

LP is referring to the BUFC related part of 25 years ago today, the trip to Wembley.

On the Bradford fire the footage, on YouTube i think(?), is a stark reminder about how quickly such fires can spread.  Shocking and moving.
Title: Re: 25 Years Ago Today
Post by: Louth Pilgrim on May 12, 2010, 12:14:30 PM
Apologies Bartmac.
I should have added line about the terrible events at Valley Parade.
However, let's not forget our trip to Wembley.