As ever, we remember today those who tragically lost their lives in the Burnden Park Disaster.
On 9 March 1946, Wanderers played Stoke City in an FA Cup quarter-final second-leg tie in front of an estimated crowd of 85,000.
Devastatingly, 33 Wanderers’ fans never went home as Burnden Park became the scene of the worst tragedy in British football history at that time.
Others also suffered life-changing injuries in the crush inside the stadium in a tragedy Bolton Wanderers Football Club and the town of Bolton will never forget.
Our thoughts continue to be with those affected.
The club’s Book of Remembrance remains open at the front of the University of Bolton Stadium where the names of those who died are listed.
And at our Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving at the end of the season we shall pause to remember those that died in this tragedy and light candles in their memory.
We shall never forget them:
Harry Ratcliffe Birtwistle
John Thomas Blackshaw
Fred Price Dearden
Albert Edward Hanrahan
John Thomas Lucas
Harry Unsworth Needham