Bolton to Mark 70th Anniversary of Burnden Disaster

  • March 01, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton Wanderers will hold a memorial service on March 9, 2016, 70 years to the day since 33 supporters lost their lives at Burnden Park.

In 1946, just six months after the end of World War II, an estimated 85,000 people crowded into the famous old stadium to watch an FA Cup quarter-final tie between Bolton and Stoke City, leading to terrace barriers collapsing at the Railway End and crushing innocent members of the public to death.

To mark the anniversary, a short service will be held at Macron Stadium, where the names of the 33 lost lives will be read and a new memorial book will be placed on permanent display in the reception area of the ground.

Entry is open to the public and is free of charge, with gates WX7 and WX8 of the West Stand, accessible via block A, open from 14:30 ahead of a 15:00 start.

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