Bolton Wanderers fan recreates Burnden Park on Minecraft

A LIFELONG Bolton Wanderer’s fan has recreated the Burnden Park floor on a online game in reminiscence of the 33 individuals who died within the ‘forgotten catastrophe’ of 1946.

Matthew Rushton, 25, from Johnson Fold, got here up with the concept final yr after discovering out his great-grandfather attended the tragedy that day.

Thirty-three Bolton Wanderers followers have been crushed to demise, and one other 400 injured, within the FA Cup sixth spherical tie between Bolton and Stoke Metropolis – making it Britain’s deadliest stadium-related catastrophe till Ibrox Park in 1971.

The warehouse employee, who grew up in Halliwell, began the 3D reconstruction on New Yr’s Eve – so he might end it in time for the 75th anniversary of the Burnden Park catastrophe.

He mentioned: “One piece of motivation for this mission was the shortage of a bodily mannequin of Burnden Park so far as I’m conscious.

“Till now we’ve been restricted to movies, images and reminiscences from those that have been fortunate sufficient to attend video games at…

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