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14 December 2016

Club historian Mike Jay today donated a picture capturing a true piece of Rovers history to the Club, a framed print of Geoff Bradford playing for the Gas during the mid-50's.

Historian Mike visited the Mem to hand over the picture along with Steve Sutor, who is aiming to raise funds for a statue of Geoff Bradford. 

Mike picks up the story, outlining how he came to be in possession of the picture.

"The framed picture was given to me from the Lord Nelson Pub in Clevedon, which has shut down in the past few weeks. They wanted to donate the picture to someone who knew their Rovers history, so I gratefully accepted!" said Mike.

"It is an iconic picture of Geoff heading for goal, during his glory days of the 1950's and I decided that the best place for the picture would be here on display at the Memorial Stadium."

"A lot of Rovers fans will have heard of the name Geoff Bradford, but this picture is a record of him as a great footballer for Bristol Rovers, who is still the only Rovers player to play for England, so he is certainly one of the greats!"

The picture will now be housed in the Dribuild Suite at the Memorial Stadium, where fans will be able to see for themselves this unique piece of Rovers memorabilia.

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