News of the World 12/05/85: Human Fireball

Attached to this posting is the News of the World report from the day after the Bradford City Fire. Their report occupies the News of the World Coverfront page as well as pages 2,3 and 4. In typical News of the World fashion the reporting style is quite blunt and aims for shock tactic headlines.

The report includes some interesting quotes from people who were there at the Bradford City fire, including teacher Alan Hargrave, 28, from Withington, Manchester who told reporters ‘I saw at least two bodies, still on their seats. I saw bodies by the turnstiles, but I couldn’t say how many. People were panicking and meeting locked-doors.’

Also this from lifelong Bradford City supporter Geoff Mitchell: ‘I don’t know how I got out alive, Chris (his son) was only a couple of yards behind me and I heard him say “Are you alright dad.” I replied “yes” and that was the last I saw of him. I made my way down a passageway to an exit. Two or three burly men put their weight against it and smashed the gates open otherwise I don’t think I’d have been talking to you now. The fire just spread in a flash. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. The smoke was absolutely choking. You couldn’t breathe.’

To read the full News of the World coverage from May 12th 1985, click this link Bradford City Fire News of the World

30 thoughts on “News of the World 12/05/85: Human Fireball

  1. Just want to say your article is as astounding.
    The clarity for your put up is simply spectacular and
    i can think you’re an expert on this subject. Well along with your permission let me to take hold of your feed to stay updated with forthcoming post.
    Thank you 1,000,000 and please keep up the rewarding work.

  2. Today, while I was at work, my sister stole
    my iPad and tested to see if it can survive a forty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.
    I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  3. It’s amazing to pay a visit this web site and reading the
    views of all friends on the topic of this article, while I am also eager of
    getting knowledge.

  4. Hello there, I found your site via Google even as searching for a similar subject, your website came up,
    it looks great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hello there, just become aware of your weblog
    via Google, and located that it is really informative.
    I am going to be careful for brussels. I’ll appreciate when you continue this in future.
    A lot of people will probably be benefited out of your writing.

  5. What’s Going down i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve found It absolutely useful and it has helped me out loads.
    I am hoping to contribute & help other customers like its aided me.

    Good job.

  6. I’ll immediately take hold of your rss feed as I can’t in finding your e-mail subscription link or e-newsletter service.
    Do you’ve any? Kindly allow me recognize in order that I may just subscribe.


  7. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my blog so i came to “return the favor”.I’m attempting to find things to
    improve my website!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

  8. I do not even know how I ended up right here, but I assumed this publish used to be great.
    I do not recognize who you’re but definitely you are going to a well-known blogger in case
    you are not already. Cheers!

  9. I know this web page presents quality based articles and
    extra material, is there any other web page which provides these kinds of things
    in quality?

  10. Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up
    very fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to
    your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours

  11. You can certainly see your expertise in the article you write.
    The arena hopes for even more passionate writers such
    as you who are not afraid to mention how they believe.
    Always go after your heart.

  12. The other day, while I was at work, my cousin stole my apple ipad and tested to
    see if it can survive a thirty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now destroyed and
    she has 83 views. I know this is entirely off topic but I
    had to share it with someone!

  13. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways,
    just wanted to say great blog!

  14. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to
    assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Anyway I’ll be subscribing to your augment and
    even I achievement you access consistently fast.

  15. Nice post. I used to be checking constantly this blog and I am
    impressed! Very useful information specifically the
    remaining section :) I maintain such info much.
    I was looking for this particular info for a very long
    time. Thank you and good luck.

  16. After looking into a number of the blog articles on your blog, I truly appreciate
    your way of writing a blog. I saved it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my web site too and tell
    me how you feel.

  17. Hiya! Quick question that’s totally off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?

    My site looks weird when viewing from my iphone 4. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to
    fix this issue. If you have any suggestions, please share.

    Appreciate it!

  18. Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading
    it, you might be a great author. I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and definitely
    will come back in the future. I want to encourage yourself
    to continue your great writing, have a nice weekend!

  19. Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with SEO?
    I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good results.
    If you know of any please share. Thanks!

  20. Thanks for any other informative site. The place else could I get that
    kind of information written in such an ideal
    manner? I have a challenge that I am just now operating on, and
    I have been at the look out for such info.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>