Links and books

Bristol 1911-1939 (a set on flickr) – The captain of a visiting rugby team hanging a wreath on the gates of the Memorial Ground

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brizzlebornandbred/2054041261/in/set-72157603262491058

 

BRISTOL 2014 – THE CITY AND CONFLICT FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR TO THE PRESENT DAY

http://www.bristol2014.com/

 

Bristol mayor: “Sainsbury’s were never interested in building a new store at the Memorial Stadium” (Bristol Post, 29 May 2015)

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol-mayor-Sainsbury-s-interested-building-new/story-26591227-detail/story.html

 

Bristol MPs tell Sainsbury’s – reassure us you won’t pull out of Memorial Stadium supermarket plan (Bristol Post, 1 July 2014)

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol-MPs-tell-Sainsbury-s-reassure-won-t-pull/story-21310221-detail/story.html

 

Bristol Rovers face new delay as someone applies to register Memorial Stadium as war memorial (Bristol Post, 14 May 2014)

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol-Rovers-face-new-delay-tries-register/story-21094099-detail/story.html

 

Bristol Rovers insist stadium will still go ahead despite launching lawsuit against Sainsbury’s (Bristol Post, 26 August 2014)

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol-Rovers-insist-stadium-ahead-despite/story-22818740-detail/story.html

 

Bristol Rovers FC, Bristol: Immortalising History

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p029ymmg

 

Bristol Rugby Club – History

http://www.bristolrugby.co.uk/fans/history/

 

Bristol Rugby Football Players (War Memorials Archive, Imperial War Museum)

http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.7323/fromUkniwmSearch/1

 

Bristol Rugby Ground Could Be Lost (Find Rugby Now)

http://findrugbynow.com/2014/03/bristol-rugby-ground-lost/

 

Clifton Rugby Football Club History (Grounds – Horfield 1893-1896)

http://www.cliftonrfchistory.co.uk/grounds/horfield/horfield.htm

 

Demolition is ironic in war centenary year (Bishopston Voice, July 2014, page 15)

http://issuu.com/keynshamvoice/docs/bishopston_july_2014__3_/1

 

Eton Manor Sports Ground, War Memorial

http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/node/276

 

Football and the First World War

http://www.footballandthefirstworldwar.com/

 

‘Going Out in Style’ by David Goldbatt (The Bristol Cable, 29 October 2014)

http://thebristolcable.org/2014/10/going-out-in-style/

 

Google Maps (Memorial Stadium area)

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=51.486497,-2.583021&spn=0.003133,0.004565&t=h&z=18

 

High-interest loan only option to continue battle with Sainsbury’s business, says Bristol Rovers chairman Nick Higgs

http://www.southwestbusiness.co.uk/news/05032015100044-high-interest-loan-only-option-to-continue-battle-with-sainsburys-business–says-bristol-rovers-chairman-nick-higgs/

 

How Sainsbury’s Ruined Christmas

http://lovelanguageloveliterature.com/2014/11/18/how-sainsburys-ruined-christmas/

 

‘Hypocritical’ Sainsbury’s TV ad accused of exploiting emotions of WWI while supermarket plans to bulldoze war memorial in Bristol

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hypocritical-sainsburys-tv-ad-accused-of-exploiting-emotions-of-wwi-while-supermarket-plans-to-bulldoze-war-memorial-in-bristol-9867130.html

 

In Memory of Sporting Heroes Lost (Bristol Post, 15 April 2014)

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/MEMORY-SPORTING-HEROES-LOST/story-20958462-detail/story.html

 

International Centre for Sport History and Culture, De Montfort University, Leicester

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/research-faculties-and-institutes/art-design-humanities/icshc/international-centre-for-sports-history-and-culture.aspx

 

List of international rugby union players killed in World War I (includes an image of The Memorial Stadium)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_rugby_union_players_killed_in_World_War_I

 

Local Works

http://www.localworks.org/

 

The Memorial Ground – an interesting new web site (The Bishopston Society)

http://bishopstonsociety.org.uk/bishopston/amenities/650-the-memorial-ground-an-interesting-new-website

 

The Memorial Ground, Horfield (Parks and Gardens UK)

http://www.parksandgardens.org/places-and-people/site/8175

 

Memorial Stadium: Application to list site rejected (Bristol 24-7, 19 May 2014)

http://www.bristol247.com/2014/05/19/memorial-stadium-application-to-list-site-rejected-25645/

 

Memorial Stadium to Bristol Rugby Football Players (War Memorials Online)

https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/node/115979?search=search_list%3Fsearch_value%3Dbristol

 

Millions of pounds to support restoration and repair of First World War memorials

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/millions-of-pounds-to-support-restoration-and-repair-of-first-world-war-memorials

 

The Moral Limits of Advertising. Moral Maze, BBC Radio 4, 19 November 2014.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04pbmjv.

 

MPs’ letter is anti-Bristol (Bishopston Voice, August 2014, page 16)

http://issuu.com/keynshamvoice/docs/bishopston_august

 

A new generation WILL remember them: Cameron orders every state school to visit the trenches as part of £50million plans to mark WW1 centenary

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2216074/First-World-War-Centenary-David-Cameron-orders-school-visit-First-World-War-trenches-mark-100-years-conflicts-outbreak.html

 

NO SAINSBURY’S SUPERMARKET ON BRISTOL WAR MEMORIAL (petition on 38 degrees)

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/no-sainsbury-s-supermarket-on-bristol-war-memorial

 

People Are Mad At “Hypocritical” Sainsbury’s For Planning To Demolish A WWI Memorial Site

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jobarrow/sainsburys-plan-to-demolish-a-rugby-stadium-built-in-memory

 

Planning application (12/02090/F)

http://planningonline.bristol.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=M3PF1ZDN00C00

 

Planning application (14/04174/X)

http://planningonline.bristol.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NAND07DNKRF00

 

Pressure group TRASHorfield winds up its limited company (Bristol Post, 14 June 2014)

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Pressure-group-TRASHorfield-winds-limited-company/story-26687002-detail/story.html

 

Reader’s letter: MP Charlotte Leslie should be careful what she wishes for when she calls for changes to judicial reviews (Bristol Post, 24 April 2014)

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Reader-s-letter-MP-Charlotte-Leslie-careful/story-21003197-detail/story.html

 

Reader’s letter: Not too late to save Bristol’s Memorial Ground (Bristol Post, 19 August 2014)

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Reader-s-letteR-late-save-Bristol-s-Memorial/story-22765258-detail/story.html

 

Reader’s letter: Superstore instead of Bristol Rovers ground is an unsuitable memorial (Bristol Post, 5 March 2014)

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Reader-s-letter-Superstore-instead-Bristol-Rovers/story-20763752-detail/story.html

 

Remembrance and memorials (Dr Dan Todman)

http://www.bl.uk/world-war-one/articles/remembrance-and-memorials

 

ROVERS BLOG: Frankie Prince’s Bovver Boots – The Great Conspiracy

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/BRISTOL-ROVERS-BLOG-Frankie-Prince-s-Bovver-Boots/story-24574786-detail/story.html#ixzz3JtYsBIoR

 

Sainsbury’s branded ‘hypocritical’ over plans to demolish war memorial to build superstore while using WWI football truce story for Christmas advert

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2837849/Sainsbury-s-branded-hypocritical-plans-demolish-war-memorial-build-superstore-using-WWI-football-truce-story-Christmas-advert.html

 

Sainsbury’s Christmas ad is a dangerous and disrespectful masterpiece

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/13/sainsburys-christmas-ad-first-world-war

 

Sainsbury’s Christmas advert recreates first world war truce

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/nov/13/sainsburys-christmas-advert-recreates-first-world-war-truce?commentpage=1

 

Supermarket Christmas campaigns: This means war!

http://www.prweek.com/article/1322528/supermarket-christmas-campaigns-means-war

Soldier says Memorial Stadium heritage application “unforgivably disrespectful” (Bristol 24-7, 16 May 2014)

http://www.bristol247.com/2014/05/16/soldier-says-memorial-stadium-heritage-application-unforgivably-disrespectful-89702/

 

Sports Impact on World War 1

http://sportsinww1.weebly.com/sports-during-ww1.html

 

Still time to do the right thing (Bishopston Voice, September 2014, page 22)

http://issuu.com/keynshamvoice/docs/bishopston_sep_pages__1_/0

 

Store bid takes dramatic twist (Bishopston Voice, October 2014, page 22)

http://issuu.com/keynshamvoice/docs/64_bishopston_oct_pages/0

 

Supermarket is a ‘travesty’ – 300 rugby players ‘did not die for BOGOFs’ (Bishopston Voice, May 2014, pages 1, 2 and 3)

http://issuu.com/keynshamvoice/docs/64_bishopston_may_pages

 

Tesco’s rise mirrored that of Thatcherism. Neither is dead yet

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/22/tesco-thatcherism-6-38-bn-loss-shopping

 

The end of the line (EPNS Scrum, 4 June 2014)

http://www.espn.co.uk/scrum/rugby/story/228425.html

 

There’s a breathless hush in the Close to-night

http://poemsandprose.blog.co.uk/2008/07/07/play-up-play-up-and-play-the-game-4413742/

 

Timeline: Bristol Rovers’ stadium supermarket campaign (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-26544326

 

Traders and residents against Sainsbury’s Horfield – TRASH

http://trashorfield.wordpress.com/

 

Why supermarkets are on the way out (The Guardian, 7 October 2014)

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/07/why-supermarkets-are-on-the-way-out-aldi-lidl

 

The Wilfred Owen Story

http://www.wilfredowenstory.com/ingleboroughroad.html

 

World War One (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/ww1/?intc_type=promo&intc_location=orb_promo_footer&intc_campaign=worldwarone_portal&intc_linkname=footer_homepage

 

WWI centenary remembrance plans given £50m by government (BBC News, 11 October 2012)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19913000

 

Your Memories of the Memorial Ground

http://www.rugbynetwork.net/boards/read/s100.htm?102,9156318

 

Books

Amesbury, Brian, Bishopston, Horfield and Ashley Down (Chalford, 1997), p66.

Brown, Malcolm, The Imperial War Museum Book of 1914The men who went to war (Pan Books, 2005), pp116-123 and pp204-205.

Ferro, Marc; Brown, Malcolm; Cazals, Remy; Mueller, Olaf, Meetings in No Man’s Land – Christmas 1914 and Fraternization in the Great War (Constable, 2007), pp44-45.

Casey, Patrick, and Hale, Richard, For College, Club and Country – A History of Clifton Rugby Club (MX Publishing, 2009).

Cooper, Stephen, The Final Whistle – The Great War in Fifteen Players (The History Press, 2012).

Fussell, Paul, The Great War and Modern Memory (Oxford University Press, 1975), pp26-29.

Goebel, Stefan, The Great War and Medieval Memory – War, Remembrance and Medivalism in Britain and Germany, 1914-1940 (Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp219-223.

Harrison, Ted, Remembrance Today – Poppies, Grief and Heroism (Reaktion Books, 2012), pp50-51.

Harris, Clive and Whippy, Julian, The Greater Game – Sporting Icons who Fell in the Great War (Pen and Sword, 2008).

Hay, Ian, Southern Football Grounds from the Air (Myriad, 2008), p8.

Hill, Tim, A Photographic History of British Football (Parragon, 2011), pp32 and 35.

Hoskins, Mark, Classic Matches – Bristol Football Club (RFU) (Stadia, 2008), pp17-19.

Hoskins, Mark, and Fox, Dave, Bristol Football Club (RFU) 1888-1945 (Tempus, 2000), pp47-49 and 53-54.

McCrery, Nigel, Into Touch – Rugby Internationals Killed in the Great War (Pen and Sword, 2013).

Mason, Tony, and Riedi, Eliza, Sport and the Military – The British Armed Forces 1880-1960 (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Newbolt, Henry, The Island Race (Elkin Mathews, 1907), pp86-87.

Pearce, Walter, et al, Bristol Football Club Jubilee Book 1888-1938 (Committee of the Bristol Football Club, 1938), cover and pp2-4, 20-23, 28, 29, 31, 68 and 69.

Riddock, Andrew and Kemp, John, When the Whistle Blows – The Story of the Footballers’ Battalion in the Great War (Haynes, 2011).

Robinson, Derek, The Combination (Bristol and District Rugby Football Combination, 1986).

Thornicroft, Nick, Gloucestershire and North Bristol Soldiers on the Somme (Tempus, 2007), pp47-49.

Winston, Reece, Bristol As It Was 1913-1921 (Winston, 1976), photograph 160.

Winter, Jay, Sites of Memory, Sites of MourningThe Great War in European Cultural History (Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp78-116.

 

 Booklet

Opening of the Bristol Rugby Memorial Ground 24th September 1921. Souvenir booklet (Bristol Record Office. BRO ref: 41582/IM/PM/4/1).

 

Newspaper articles

Western Daily Press, 15 August 1919:

BRISTOL FOOTBALL CLUB

REVIVAL OF THE RUGBY GAME

THE QUESTION OF GROUND

 

Western Daily Press, 11 March 1920:

BRISTOL’S TRIBUTE TO RUGBY SOLDIERS

 

Western Daily Press, 11 March 1920:

A RUGBY MEMORIAL

PROPOSED GROUND

FUND TO BE OPENED

OUR DEBT TO SPORT

ROOM FOR BOTH CODES

 

Western Daily Press, 11 March 1920:

RUGBY MEMORIAL GROUND

Letter from Frank N. Cowlin, President of the Bristol Football Club.

 

Western Daily Press, 1 May 1920:

BRISTOL RUGBY MEMORIAL GROUND

Appeal for funds to construct the pitch and stands etc.

 

Western Daily Press, 1 July 1920:

RUGBY RALLY CARNIVAL

BIG EFFORT FOR MEMORIAL GROUND

LORD MAYOR ON THE GAME

 

Western Daily Press, 1 July 1920:

An advertisement for THE BRISTOL RUGBY RALLY

 

Western Daily Press, 24 September 1921:

THE BRISTOL RUGBY CLUB MEMORIAL GROUND

A report on the Opening of the Memorial Ground – and the first match.

 

Bristol Evening Post, 8 September 1945:

SERVICE HELD ON PITCH

 

Bristol Post, 9 May 2014:

Bristol prepare to bid a fond farewell to their spiritual home for the last 93 years

 

The Sunday Times, 16 November 2014:

‘Hypocritical’ Sainsbury’s in plan to bulldoze war memorial stadium (by Nicholas Hellen, page 4)

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