TODAY marks the 36th anniversary since the Bradford City Fire which claimed the lives of 56 football supporters.
A total of 54 Bantams fans and two supporters of their opponents on May 11, 1985, Lincoln City, died at Valley Parade that day.
The annual memorial service will be held online from 11am today, instead of the traditional occasion at Centenary Square, due to the coronavirus crisis.
Here’s a collection of tweets from Bradford City fans and faces with a link to the club.
Always remembered #bcafc pic.twitter.com/TRjAWtYT3Y— Tim Nuttall (@TimN1982) May 11, 2021
— Andyone (@firthya) May 11, 2021
Thoughts also to all the survivors that witnessed the tragedy on that fateful day.
Mental scars are still healing.#RIP
Always remember the 56 football fans that never had the opportunity to simply go home. #bcafc #thebantams #lincolncity #theimps
RIP ❤️💛❤️🤍— Paul (@crazypeas1) May 11, 2021
The saddest of days.
Always remembered, never forgotten.
Looking forward to when we can commemorate the lives of those lost in person again.
Thoughts with everyone connected with this day back in 1985. #BCAFC https://t.co/heUzSRalr7 — James Mason (@JamesMason_78) May 11, 2021
Never Forgotten, R.I.P. the 56 😔 #bcafc https://t.co/N8Bx8ztGa7— Martin (@BankfootBantam) May 11, 2021
No one should ever go to a football match and not come home. Always remembered #bcafc pic.twitter.com/Q8ua1cJH98— Mark Wilmshurst (@Wilmsy) May 11, 2021
My thoughts today, as always on this day, will be with all those affected by the dreadful tragedy at Valley Parade 36 years ago.— Si Cunningham (@sicunninghamBD) May 11, 2021
The quiet dignity with which Bradford always marks this day is a testament to the resilience of our city.
❤️💛🖤 | OUR thoughts today are with the 56 and all those affected - on the 36th anniversary of the Valley Parade Fire Disaster.
🙏 | Forever Remembered.#WeAreOne pic.twitter.com/QBmBxJ4c3G— Bradford Bulls (@OfficialBullsRL) May 11, 2021
On 11 May 1985, 56 people went to a football match and never returned. 36 years on - we pay tribute to those who lost their lives. They will be forever remembered.
An online memorial service marking the anniversary of the Valley Parade Fire Disaster will get underway from 11am pic.twitter.com/ooWz0X02vo— Bradford Council (@bradfordmdc) May 11, 2021
Today’s the day we remember the 56 football fans who lost their lives in the Bradford City fire disaster. Heartbreaking that they never returned home after watching the sport they loved. Gone but never forgotten. RIP pic.twitter.com/CvUSHBq5uc— Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) May 11, 2021