1. Court transcript: Fletcher and Others v Bradford City Football Club an…

    Below is Sir Joseph Canley's summing up statement and findings in the form of a Court transcript fr…
  2. Prime Minister’s statement to the Press regarding the Bradford C…

    The office of the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, prepared a statement for her to read out t…
  3. Letter from Robert Maxwell and meeting notes from Oxford United Civic …

    Following the Bradford City Fire, Oxford United Chairman, Robert Maxwell, wrote to Prime Minister, M…
  4. Messages of condolence from around the world and responses from then P…

    Following the Bradford City fire, many Heads of State from around the world sent messages of condole…
  5. Home Secretary’s Statement on Football Grounds: Fire and Disturb…

    Following the Bradford City Fire, the then Home Secretary, Leon Brittan, made a statement to the Ho…
  6. Bradford City Fire Disaster radio documentary from May 18th 1985

    Documentary about the Bradford City Fire Disaster (Saturday 11 May 1985), presented by Tony Delahunt…
  7. Susan Fletcher on the first Bradford City fire test case

    Report on a test case brought by the victims of the Bradford City Football Club fire. Susan Fletcher…
  8. Interview with Bradford City Football Club Chairman Stafford Heginboth…

    Interview with Bradford City Football Club Chairman Stafford Heginbotham about litter underneath the…
  9. Interview with Chief Executive of Bradford City Council Gordon Moore f…

    Interview with Chief Executive of Bradford City Council Gordon Moore on level of awareness of the po…
  10. Press Conference with David Sharpe about the injuries suffered by surv…

    Press conference with reconstructive surgeon David Sharpe transmitted two days after the Bradford Ci…
  11. Stewards account of the Bradford City fire

    Interview with brothers Peter Keeting and Antony Keeting, both stewards at Bradford City Football Cl…
  12. Daily Mail 09/05/88: A veil of silence hides the tears

    The third anniversary of the Bradford City Fire coincided with a crucial game for Bradford City agai…
  13. Remembering Bradford and the questions that still need answering

      This Bradford City Fire article is re-published here with permission from The Guardian. Th…
  14. FletcherMoss’s Story: Just another day at the football

    End of season 1985. I’m at Piccadilly station having just been told that the train to see Manchest…
  15. The Guardian 13/05/85: Club had fire risk warning

    There are three separate parts to The Guardian's coverage on May 13th 1985. The first part is obviou…
  16. Alison Jackson’s story: “It should have been one of the ha…

    Charlotte was only 18 months old and we imagined at the time that she would have no memories of the …
  17. Peter Jackson’s story: “Just a melted blob of yellow plast…

    During my two years as an apprentice at Bradford City, one of the jobs we had to do after every matc…
  18. The Sun 13/05/85: Mum Loses Her Three Men

    As the days passed after the fire, reporters began to investigate more about the Club being warned t…
  19. Lee Conlon’s Story: I have ensured that my two sons are fully aw…

    My first ever City game was against Liverpool, in League Cup 2nd Round August 1980 aged 9. My Dad ha…
  20. Terry Yorath’s moving tribute to his son and the fans of Bradfor…

    Terry Yorath was an assistant coach at Bradford when 56 fans were killed and 270 injured in the fire…
  21. John Collins: I can smell the day now as I write

    I was a 14 year old who had being going to watch Bradford City since the age of 11, City were due to…
  22. 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. …
  23. Bradford City Fire: Community, Faith and Football by Adam Parris-Long

    We would like to thank Adam Parris-Long for getting in touch with us and making us aware of the vid…
  24. World Soccer Magazine: Bradford The Saddest Saturday

    In our continuing quest to find newspapers and magazines from 1985 that covered the Bradford City Fi…
  25. The Crowd charity single for the Bradford City Stadium Fire

    The Crowd were a group of actors, singers, personalities and sportsmen who came together with the he…
  26. Disaster that time forgot returned to focus by ‘Shining light of…

    Like every Bradford City fan I have been amazed at the events of the last few months that has seen o…
  27. Phil Shaw’s story: The real hero was not me, but Mick Bland.

    I had gone to the game along with 2 others, just like thousands of others that day. That, like all o…
  28. John Bowden’s story: ‘Then all of a sudden the heat hit yo…

    I was 15 years old on that fateful day of 11th May 1985 when we lost 56 brothers & sisters to …
  29. ‘Tragic day that left a city scarred for life’ by Rick Bro…

    The following piece was kindly provided to us by Times' Journalist Rick Broadbent. It was originally…
  30. John Girdlestone’s story: ‘The most horrendous day of our live…

    The following story comes courtesy of Huddersfield University and a paper they have published on Pos…
  31. Four Minutes to Hell: The Story of the Bradford City Fire

    Written by Paul Firth and published by Parrswood Press, this for a long while was the only book publ…
  32. Bradford City Fire Interim Report by Mr Justice Popplewell

    At the bottom of this posting you will find a link to a PDF I am hosting of the 'Committee of Inquir…
  33. British Medical Journal: Treatment of burns casualties after fire at B…

    In any major disaster important lessons are learned by a wide range of people. At the Bradford City …
  34. Brenda Verity: A Day at the football match

    I found this report written by Brenda Verity during a deep search on the internet. This is a must-re…
  35. New York Times 13 May 1985: Stadium Death Toll Hits 52 Most Of The Vic…

    LONDON — The death toll in a fire that swept a soccer grandstand in Bradford, England, Saturday ha…
  36. Greg Abbott’s story ‘It was a kind of hell’

    “Where’s my dad? Where’s my dad? WHERE’S MY ******* DAD?” Greg Abbott apologises for the p…
  37. Associated Press 21 May 1985: Survivors Say Unlikely Smoke Bomb Starte…

    BRADFORD, England (AP) _ A re-enactment of the May 11 soccer stadium fire by a group of survivors sh…
  38. Daily Mirror 13 May 1985: “Heroism and heartbreak”

    A brave Policeman, his hair on fire and tunic blazing, rescued two pensioners from the inferno. P…
  39. Associated Press 13 May 1985: Smoke Bombs Thrown at Soccer Match, 53 P…

    BRADFORD, England (AP) _ Police said Monday that smoke bombs and fireworks were thrown during a socc…
  40. Associated Press May 12 1985: Up To 40 Stadiums May Be Fire Risks, Soc…

    LONDON (AP) _ Half a dozen English soccer stadiums built near the turn of the century are just as v…
  41. The 56 who died at the Bradford City Fire

    ACKROYD, John Douglas 32 Baildon ANDERTON, Edmund 68 Bingley BAINES, Alexander Shaw 70 Bradford BAMF…
  42. Daily Express, Tuesday 14 May 1985: The damning evidence

    LETTERS were sent to Bradford City football club 10 months ago warning that their grandstand was a f…
  43. Daily Express, Monday 13 May 1985: Fire death club in warning row

    A BITTER row broke last night over the Bradford City soccer inferno that left 52 fans 52 dead. A fi…
  44. Notes from The House of Lords Sitting on 24th July 1985 regarding the …

    The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Glenarthur)  My Lords, with the le…
  45. Radio Broadcasts from 11th May 1985

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN3dCTrQtEM
  46. Vernon Grant’s story “I’ll not forget”

    27 years ago today i took a telephone call. A TV colleague asked me to rush to a football ground tha…
  47. Paul Barlow’s story ‘Those flames must have been 100 feet …

    I'd been on that pitch, in the dressing rooms and had the stand as a playground many times, because …
  48. Martin Fletcher’s story ‘It was 40 minutes into the game t…

    On my 20th annual pilgrimage to Bradford today it's impossible to recall the excitement with which I…
  49. Karl Hepton’s story “I owe Grandma my life.. she died for …

    When Karl Hepton looks into the eyes of his beautiful daughters, he sees flashes of his granny Nelli…
  50. The London Gazette of Wednesday, 28th May 1986

    CENTRAL CHANCERY OF THE ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD St. James's Palace, London S.W.I 29th May 1986 Th…
  51. Tony and Christopher Hammond’s story

    Father and son Tony and Christopher Hammond were sat only a few feet away from where the fire starte…
  52. Hideous images linger after carnage of ‘celebration’ day

    The horrific scenes of people burning alive seemed to live on in an eerie silence as daylight broke …
  53. BBC News Report from 1985

    1985: Fans killed in Bradford stadium fire At least 52 people are known to have died and many are m…
  54. Bradford City – A Year of Healing 1986

    A look back to the fire at Bradford City football ground, in May 1985, and the people involved in th…
  55. Papers of the Popplewell Inquiry into Crowd Safety at Sports Grounds

    Following the fire in 1985 at Valley Parade, Bradford City football stadium, an Inquiry chaired by S…
  56. TV footage of the Bradford City fire

    The footage included on this posting is the unedited footage of the fire which has been taken from w…
  57. Football Focus Tribute

    On the 25th anniversary of the Bradford City Fire the BBC 1 show Football Focus aired this touching …