Park disaster

Memory Lane Britannia Park.
Memory Lane Britannia Park.

IT was billed as a showcase for Britain when Britannia Park opened in Shipley in 1985.

The venue was opened by boxing legend Henry Cooper, but much of it was not finished and ten weeks after opening it went bankrupt. The park, owned by KLF, which was run by Peter Kellard, managed to stay open for the rest of the season, but then closed.

Creditors never received their money, including Cooper who was owed his £10,000 appearance fee.

There was to follow a three-year police fraud investigation and a 14-month trial at Nottingham Crown Court..