The Moelwyn Hughes Report

This report arose out of the disaster at Bolton Wanderers' Football Ground on 9th March, 1946. Mr R. Moelwyn Hughes, KC, was appointed by the then Home Secretary to conduct an enquiry into the circumstances of the disaster which arose by the presence of some 85,000 spectators. Only 50,000 had been expected and because of the press of people in an enclosure, two barriers collapsed and 33 people were killed.


This particular report is summarised on pages 11 and 12 of the Popplewell Report.




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