Someone wanted to burn down Deepdale


April 26, 1913
At Preston North End Football Ground, Deepdale, early this morning, a policeman found two large portmanteau secreted underneath the stand. These combined two dozen firefights, two tins of paraffin, and a quantity of cotton and other combustible material. It is believed they were placed there by suffragettes, with the intention of setting fire to the stand.

Inquiries show that the portmanteau was found in a cycle repository at the south-west entrance, and the police believe the suffragists intended making an attempt to fire the grand stand, but were disturbed and escaped, leaving their paraphernalia behind them.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: April 26, 1913)

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