QPR wanted to buy the Griffin Park club and merge the 2 together...
this was fiercely fought at the time by the then fans and players. It culminated in a protest walk from Brighton to Brentford (around 62 miles)
Around 30 started the walk, only 6 made it, the first to finish being Tommy Higginson, a Brentford 1st team player...
With awareness high, the merger was blocked and BFC fought on for another day.
This year, the 40th Anniversary will be marked by 70 Bees fans starting the walk. It will take approximately 16 hours.
Walkers will be joined 10 miles out and for the last mile by masses of other Bees fans, on the Sunday.
The walkers will leave Brighton after the FA Cup final on Saturday 19th May.
I am doing the walk.
All I would ask of any interested party is to spread this news about....awareness is all we are seeking (although any money would be gratefully received !)