Valley Parade photos: 1970s

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.

John Dewhirst

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.

The following are other features on this blog published during 2018:

Campaigning against Edin Rahic

Photos of Valley Parade redevelopment, 1986

Die Deutsche Frage, visit to Germany Nov-18

Book Review – One Year, Two Seasons by Richard Wardell

Book Review – The Beautiful Badge by Martin Routledge

Book Review – Kick Off by David Pendleton

Book Review – How football began by Tony Collins

The saga of Bradford’s cross-city rail links

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My most recent article on VINCIT tells the long forgotten story of Shipley FC.

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