During the 2019/20 season my column in THE PARADER, the BCAFC matchday programme will feature issues of old programmes and those relating to historic fixtures with the opposition of the day. Additionally I will be uploading features on this blog that record changes in the design of the publication in earlier decades. Through the menu links above the blog will provide a point of reference to those interested in the history of Bradford City AFC.
Featured below are Bradford City programme covers from the 1980s. My book A HISTORY OF BCAFC IN OBJECTS (BANTAMSPAST, 2014) includes other examples not to mention a full range of historic City memorabilia and relics…
The eagle eyed reader will note that the programme cover featured from August, 1981 (vs Mansfield Town) shows a silhouette of Park Avenue – rather than Valley Parade – on the cover. The designer, Pete Bell was a former Avenue supporter who had subsequently followed City and this was his mischief.
You will find other Bradford City archive images by following the links in the drop down menu above. Also published on this blog are my features in the BCAFC programme from previous seasons, book reviews and sundry content about the history of Bradford sport.
On this blog you can find features about the origins of the club identity, crests and nickname.
The drop down menu provides links to other features I have written published elsewhere including on VINCIT, the online journal of Bradford sport history
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