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Gay Meadow was the home ground of Shrewsbury Town football club in Shropshire, England. [1]

38 relations: Billy Scarratt, Bradford City stadium fire, Caernarfon Town F.C., Copthorne Barracks, Coracle, Edgar Street, England, English Football League, FA Cup, Grimsby Town F.C., Halesowen Town F.C., Hereford United F.C., Hillsborough disaster, Institute of technology, Kelvin Langmead, Meole Brace, Milton Keynes Dons F.C., New Meadow, Nick Fenton, Queens Park Rangers F.C., River Severn, Robert Cadman, Sainsbury's, Shrewsbury Abbey, Shrewsbury Castle, Shrewsbury Town F.C., Shropshire, St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, Stoke City F.C., Taylor Report, The Oval (Caernarfon), Turnstile, Wakeman School, Walsall F.C., Welsh Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Wrexham A.F.C., Zip-line.

Billy Scarratt

Billy Scarratt (1878–1958) was an English football player, who gained recognition as one of the first star names at Shrewsbury Town.

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Bradford City stadium fire

The Bradford City stadium fire occurred during an English League Third Division fixture between Bradford City and Lincoln City on Saturday, 11 May 1985, killing 56 and injuring at least 265. The Valley Parade stadium, long-established home to Bradford City Football Club, was known for its antiquated design and facilities, including the wooden roof of the main stand. Warnings had been given about a major build-up of litter just below the seats. The stand had been officially condemned and was due for demolition. The match against Lincoln City had started in a celebratory atmosphere, with the home-team receiving the Football League Third Division trophy. At 3.40 p.m., a small fire was reported by TV commentator John Helm, but in less than four minutes, in windy conditions, it had engulfed the whole stand, trapping some people in their seats. In the panic that ensued, fleeing crowds had to break down locked exits to escape, and many were burnt to death at the turnstiles, which were also locked. There were many cases of heroism, with more than 50 people receiving police awards or commendations. The disaster led to new safety standards in UK football grounds, including the banning of new wooden grandstands. Bradford City continues to support the Burns Unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary as its official charity.

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Caernarfon Town F.C.

Caernarfon Town Football Club (Clwb Pêl Droed Tref Caernarfon) is a football team.

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Copthorne Barracks

Copthorne Barracks is a British Army military installation in Copthorne, a suburb of Shrewsbury in Shropshire, England.

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Coracle

The coracle is a small, rounded, lightweight boat of the sort traditionally used in Wales, and also in parts of the West Country and in Ireland, particularly the River Boyne, and in Scotland, particularly the River Spey.

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Edgar Street

Edgar Street is a football stadium in Hereford and was the home of Hereford United Football Club from the club's formation in 1924 until December 2014, when the club was wound up.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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English Football League

The English Football League (EFL) is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales.

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FA Cup

The FA Cup, known officially as The Football Association Challenge Cup, is an annual knockout football competition in men's domestic English football.

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Grimsby Town F.C.

Grimsby Town Football Club is a professional football club based in the town of Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, England, that competes in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system.

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Halesowen Town F.C.

Halesowen Town Football Club is a football club based in Halesowen, West Midlands, England.

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Hereford United F.C.

Hereford United Football Club was an English association football club based in the city of Hereford that last played in the Southern League Premier Division, the seventh tier of English football.

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Hillsborough disaster

The Hillsborough disaster was a human crush at Hillsborough football stadium in Sheffield, England on 15 April 1989, during the 1988–89 FA Cup semi-final game between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

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Institute of technology

An institute of technology (also: university of technology, polytechnic university, technikon, and technical university) is a type of university which specializes in engineering, technology, applied science, and sometimes natural sciences.

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Kelvin Langmead

Kelvin Steven Langmead (born 23 March 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays for Nuneaton Town.

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Meole Brace

Meole Brace is a south-western suburb of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

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Milton Keynes Dons F.C.

Milton Keynes Dons Football Club (usually abbreviated to MK Dons) is a professional association football club in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, founded in 2004, following Wimbledon F.C.'s controversial relocation to Milton Keynes from south London, when it adopted its present name, badge and home colours.

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New Meadow

New Meadow, also known as Montgomery Waters Meadow for sponsorship purposes, is the home ground of English football club Shrewsbury Town.

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Nick Fenton

Nicholas Leonard Fenton (born 23 November 1979) is an English former professional footballer and Head Physio of Burton Albion.

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Queens Park Rangers F.C.

Queens Park Rangers Football Club, commonly abbreviated to QPR, is a professional association football club based in White City, London.

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River Severn

The River Severn (Afon Hafren, Sabrina) is a river in the United Kingdom.

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Robert Cadman

Robert Cadman or Robert Kidman(1711–1739) was an 18th-century steeplejack and ropeslider who between 1732 and 1739 performed feats of daring by sliding or flying down a rope from St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury to the Gay Meadow across the River Severn.

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Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's is the second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, with a 16.9% share of the supermarket sector in the United Kingdom.

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Shrewsbury Abbey

The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Shrewsbury (commonly known as Shrewsbury Abbey) is an ancient foundation in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, England.

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Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle is a red sandstone castle in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

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Shrewsbury Town F.C.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club is a professional football club in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, which plays in League One, the third tier of English football.

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Shropshire

Shropshire (alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops; demonym Salopian) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south.

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St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury

St Mary's Church is a redundant Anglican church in St Mary's Place, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

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Stoke City F.C.

Stoke City Football Club is an English professional football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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Taylor Report

The Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Inquiry report is the report of an inquiry which was overseen by Lord Justice Taylor, into the causes of the Hillsborough disaster on 15 April 1989, as a result of which, at the time of the report, 95 Liverpool F.C. fans had died (a 96th fan died in 1993).

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The Oval (Caernarfon)

The Oval is a multi-use stadium in Caernarfon, Wales.

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Turnstile

A turnstile, also called a baffle gate or turnstyle, is a form of gate which allows one person to pass at a time.

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Wakeman School

The Wakeman School and Arts College (formerly Shrewsbury Technical School) was a co-educational comprehensive school located in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, England.

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Walsall F.C.

Walsall Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Walsall, West Midlands, England.

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Welsh Premier League

The Welsh Premier League (Uwch Gynghrair Cymru) is the national football league for Wales.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, commonly referred to as Wolves, is an English professional football club based in the city of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.

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Wrexham A.F.C.

Wrexham Association Football Club (Clwb Pêl-droed Wrecsam) is a professional association football club based in Wrexham, Wales that plays in the English football league system.

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Zip-line

A zipline (or zip-line, zipline, Sypline, zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, death slide, flying fox, or foefie slide in South Africa) consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on a slope.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Meadow

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