Never Forgotten

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:

Wilfred Addison

Wilfred Allison

Fred Battersby

James Battersby

Robert Bentham

Harry Ratcliffe Birtwistle

Henry Bimson

John Thomas Blackshaw

William Braidwood

Frederick Campbell

Fred Price Dearden

William Evans

Winston Finch

John Flinders

Albert Edward Hanrahan

Emily Hodgkinson

William Hughes

Frank Jubb

John Livesey

John Thomas Lucas

Harold McAndrew

William McKenzie

Morgan Mooney

Harry Unsworth Needham

David Pearson

Joseph Platt

Sidney Potter

Granville Roberts

Richard Roby

Thomas Roby

Thomas Smith

Walter Wilmott

James Wilson

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