May 11 1985 - LCFC Remembers

Please take time out today to remember those who lost their lives in the Bradford City fire disaster 30 years ago today.

Saturday 11th May 1985 was a day that should have gone down in Bradford City history for all the right reasons as, prior to kick-off in their final game of the season against the Imps, their skipper Peter Jackson - later, of course, to become manager here at Sincil Bank - was presented with the Division Three championship trophy.

But a day of celebration turned to a day of tragedy when fire engulfed the main stand at Valley Parade. Fifty-six supporters, including two City fans - Bill Stacey and Jim West - died as a result of the fire.

Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of them all.