There is an advanced plan to build a huge Sainsbury’s supermarket and car park on Bristol’s celebrated and inspiring Memorial Ground, which is a War Memorial to 300 Bristolian rugby players who died in the First World War.
The Memorial Ground (aka The Memorial Stadium) in Horfield, Bristol represents our debt to sport:
“It was the young men of the country who won the war, and it was the sporting instinct that enabled them to do it…to endure untold suffering and misery” (Western Daily Press, 11 March 1920).
The whole of the Memorial Ground site is their war memorial, not just the entrance gates.
“Those glorious lads…had done their part nobly and it was to those who were able to live on, to see that their memory should never fade” (Western Daily Press, 11 March 1920).
Bristol Rugby Club still play at The Mem, but are tenants of a football club company. This company has made a pact with Sainsbury’s to help pay towards building a large new stadium outside the city.
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By: Jamie Carstairs