UK - Explosive revelations about 1985 Bradford fire, 8 fires linked to manager.

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  1. Supernovae

    Supernovae Member

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    The Guardian has published shocking new information about the 1985 Valley Parade stadium disaster, previously thought to have been an accident, in which 56 people died, when a stand went up in flames.

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/apr/15/bradford-fire-stafford-heginbotham-martin-fletcher

    The allegations come from painstaking research by a survivor of the disaster, who discovered that at least 8 previous fires occurred at businesses connected to Higinbotham.

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/apr/15/bradford-fire-martin-fletcher-stafford-heginbotham

     
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  3. wendybtn

    wendybtn Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting article! I remember when this happened. How did this stay under wraps for thirty years? Was someone waiting for a family member or someone closely connected to pass away? Wow.
     
  4. wfgodot

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    Guardian:

    Revealed: former Bradford chairman linked to
    at least eight fires before Valley Parade disaster

    much more with book excerpts at the link
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    This is huge stuff -- and thanks to Supernovae for finding and posting it first; -- in importance as national sports tragedy right there with the Munich air disaster in 1958 and 1989's disaster at Hillsborough. That arson may have been the case propels it past the accidents and into its own dark realm. Hoping this thread picks up interest. It's a story that deserves to be heard.
     

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