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Bradford remembers and reflects

11 May 2013

Today (Saturday 11 May 2013) the football club paused to remember those who perished in the Valley Parade Fire Disaster 28 years ago during the now-annual service of remembrance.


Hundreds of fans joined City players and staff past and present this Saturday morning as Bradford's Centenary Square came to a standstill for one minute at 11.00am to allow those gathered to pay their respects, pause and reflect on the tragic events of 28 years ago.


The City Hall flag flew at half-mast as a gathering of civic dignitaries and the public joined together at the memorial sculpture in the square.


On May 11, 1985, tragedy struck when Bradford City played Lincoln City. Shortly before half-time a blaze engulfed the main stand. 54 Bradford supporters lost their lives along with 2 fans of Lincoln on that horrific day.


As well as a minute's silence, Saturday's service also included prayers and the laying of wreaths.


City fans are invited throughout today to leave floral and/or other tributes by the Valley Parade fire memorial, which is situated just to the right hand side of the main entrance to the Co-operative Main Stand.



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