Welcome to my blog where you will find features about the history of football in Bradford – in particular about Bradford City AFC – a number of which have been published in the BCAFC matchday programme.
The drop down menu above provides links to articles as well as sundry book reviews. I am also uploading an irregular series of online albums recording various themes, typically archive photographs or Bradford City and Bradford Park Avenue memorabilia from my own collection.
These photographs feature Valley Parade in the early 1970s when I first attended games. Of note is the photo from 1970 with the chimney of the old Valley Road power station. The basic design of the old Main Stand can also be seen which was dilapidated even by then, dating back to 1907.
Another batch of images will be uploaded later this month. Refer previous album by following ‘Archive Images‘ as above.
Scroll down and you will find articles uploaded to this blog in chronological order (most recent at the top). The majority are articles also published in the BCAFC programme and you will find links to these from the menu above.
Other archive images of Valley Parade from these links:
The development of Valley Parade, 1886-1908 – includes a history of the early development of the ground.
Valley Parade photos from the 1980s
Photos of the rebuilding of Valley Parade in 1986 – Part 1
Valley Parade photos from the 1990s
Construction of the Midland Road stand in 1996
Valley Parade of today (photos taken by myself at the Stephen Darby Testimonial July, 2019)
More photos of today’s Valley Parade (photos taken by myself at the Salford City fixture in December, 2019)
Other galleries to follow with links updated from here.
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