Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire

Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire

Martin Fletcher


Shortlisted for the William Hill activities ebook of the yr award. On may well eleven 1985, fifty-six humans died in a devastating fireplace at Bradford City's previous Valley Parade floor. It was once actually awful, a startling tale - and absolutely avoidable - however it had simply the briefest of inquiries, and it appeared its classes weren't discovered. Twelve-year-old Martin Fletcher used to be at Valley Parade that day, celebrating Bradford's merchandising to the second one flight, along with his dad, brother, uncle and grandfather. Martin used to be the one one in all them to outlive the hearth - the largest loss suffered by way of a unmarried relatives in any British soccer catastrophe. In later years, Martin committed himself to generally investigating how the catastrophe was once prompted, its tradition of institutional forget and the government's normal indifference in the direction of soccer enthusiasts' security on the time. This ebook tells the gripping, impressive in-depth tale of a boy's unthinkable loss following a spring afternoon at a soccer fit, of the way fifty-six humans may well die at a video game, and of the truths he unearthed as an grownup. this is often the tale - thirty years on - of the catastrophe soccer hasn't ever accurately said.

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