Valley Parade under floodlights

Photos taken in October / November, 2020.

If anyone wants to use these on social media I have no issue. I know that one in particular features on a number of Twitter profiles. However, I would ask to be credited.


Sundry images being tweeted with the tag #floodlightfriday and also #scottishgroundsofthe80s

Thanks for visiting my blog, the content of which is mainly – although not exclusively – about Bradford City AFC. The menu above gives access to my features published in the BCAFC matchday programme, content on local history as well as my reviews of sundry sports books that have local coverage.

Those interested in the history of Valley Parade will find an extensive selection of old photographs and detail about how the ground has been developed since 1886 from this link.

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My Twitter account is @jpdewhirst – followers can expect a variety of stuff but in the main my photographs, archive images, Bradford sports artefacts and BCAFC / BPA memorabilia.

*** Details of my new book (2020) in collaboration with George Chilvers: Wool City Rivals – A History in Colour which tells the story of the rivalry of Bradford City and Bradford Park Avenue in the Football League, 1908-70. (Available only online from the link.)

Copies of my other books in the bantamspast History Revisited series can be purchased online as well as in Waterstones (Wool Exchange) and the Salts Mill bookshop when they reopen after lockdown.