Harry Dolman

Harry Dolman profile image



Position: Chairman
Nationality: English
Born: 1897
Died 1977

Harry Dolman OBE was chairman of Bristol City between 1949 and 1974.

He designed the first set of floodlights installed at Ashton Gate in the early 1950s and was fundamental in the design and build of the Dolman Stand, which opened in 1970 at the cost of £235,000.

In 1974, having been deposed as chairman, he took on the presidency of the club, which he held until his death in 1977, aged 80.

His wife, Marina, now holds this position.

Born in Chippenham, Wiltshire, Dolman was outstanding in engineering, joining a firm at the age of 21 before taking on the role as chief engineer just six years later.