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20 yrs since Hillsborough

jmd
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20 yrs since Hillsborough

BBC breakfast programme has just reminded me that it is 20 yrs today since that awful day at Hillsborough when 96 people lost their lives.
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Tyreal74
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Re: 20 yrs since Hillsborough

there we news vans setting up when i drove past this morning
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Re: 20 yrs since Hillsborough

The names of the ded:

  • John Alfred Anderson (62)

  • Colin Mark Ashcroft (19)

  • James Gary Aspinall (1Cool

  • Kester Roger Marcus Ball (16)

  • Gerard Bernard Patrick Baron (67)

  • Simon Bell (17)

  • Barry Sidney Bennett (26)

  • David John Benson (22)

  • David William Birtle (22)

  • Tony Bland (22)

  • Paul David Brady (21)

  • Andrew Mark Brookes (26)

  • Carl Brown (1Cool

  • David Steven Brown (25)

  • Henry Thomas Burke (47)

  • Peter Andrew Burkett (24)

  • Paul William Carlile (19)

  • Raymond Thomas Chapman (50)

  • Gary Christopher Church (19)

  • Joseph Clark (29)

  • Paul Clark (1Cool

  • Gary Collins (22)

  • Stephen Paul Copoc (20)

  • Tracey Elizabeth Cox (23)

  • James Philip Delaney (19)

  • Christopher Barry Devonside (1Cool

  • Christopher Edwards (29)

  • Vincent Michael Fitzsimmons (34)

  • Thomas Steven Fox (21)

  • Jon-Paul Gilhooley (10)

  • Barry Glover (27)

  • Ian Thomas Glover (20)

  • Derrick George Godwin (24)

  • Roy Harry Hamilton (34)

  • Philip Hammond (14)

  • Eric Hankin (33)

  • Gary Harrison (27)

  • Stephen Francis Harrison (31)

  • Peter Andrew Harrison (15)

  • David Hawley (39)

  • James Robert Hennessy (29)

  • Paul Anthony Hewitson (26)

  • Carl Darren Hewitt (17)

  • Nicholas Michael Hewitt (16)

  • Sarah Louise Hicks (19)

  • Victoria Jane Hicks (15)

  • Gordon Rodney Horn (20)

  • Arthur Horrocks (41)

  • Thomas Howard (39)

  • Thomas Anthony Howard (14)

  • Eric George Hughes (42)

  • Alan Johnston (29)

  • Christine Anne Jones (27)

  • Gary Philip Jones (1Cool

  • Richard Jones (25)

  • Nicholas Peter Joynes (27)

  • Anthony Peter Kelly (29)

  • Michael David Kelly (3Cool

  • Carl David Lewis (1Cool

  • David William Mather (19)
  • Brian Christopher Mathews (3Cool

  • Francis Joseph McAllister (27)

  • John McBrien (1Cool

  • Marion Hazel McCabe (21)

  • Joseph Daniel McCarthy (21)

  • Peter McDonnell (21)

  • Alan McGlone (2Cool

  • Keith McGrath (17)

  • Paul Brian Murray (14)

  • Lee Nicol (14)

  • Stephen Francis O'Neill (17)

  • Jonathon Owens (1Cool

  • William Roy Pemberton (23)

  • Carl William Rimmer (21)

  • David George Rimmer (3Cool

  • Graham John Roberts (24)

  • Steven Joseph Robinson (17)

  • Henry Charles Rogers (17)

  • Colin Andrew Hugh William Sefton (23)

  • Inger Shah (3Cool

  • Paula Ann Smith (26)

  • Adam Edward Spearritt (14)

  • Philip John Steele (15)

  • David Leonard Thomas (23)

  • Patrik John Thompson (35)

  • Peter Reuben Thompson (30)

  • Stuart Paul William Thompson (17)

  • Peter Francis Tootle (21)

  • Christopher James Traynor (26)

  • Martin Kevin Traynor (16)

  • Kevin Tyrrell (15)

  • Colin Wafer (19)

  • Ian David Whelan (19)

  • Martin Kenneth Wild (29)

  • Kevin Daniel Williams (15)

  • Graham John Wright (17)


Died in 1989 at Hillsborough Football Ground.  Sad
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Re: 20 yrs since Hillsborough

It always sticks in my mind, at that time I had a paper-round.
Every paper I delivered carried the images of what had happened.
Then the following week (as part of the Scouting troop) we saw the same images again as we collected the newspapers for recycling.
All the papers stacked in the skip is an image that'll stay with me, and its the first time I ever felt claustrophobic.
A terrible event, the memories of those named above have at least helped those with the ability to improve things. No real consolation, but at least a candle of brightness in the memory of That Day.
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Re: 20 yrs since Hillsborough

I guess it's one of those days where you'll never forget where you were, whether you are a football fan or not.
I was at another game in a box and watched it happen on the TV that was in it. Awful day.
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mrmarkus1981
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Re: 20 yrs since Hillsborough

Thats how i remember it James_G.
I was 8 then and I remember being absolutely terrified looking at the daily newspapers. I actually spent a few hours last week googling it and reading survivors stoires etc etc etc.
What struck me the most was 'who's fault was it'. The stadium safety was 1 part the police were another. But i cant help thinking how those at the back pushing to get in are feeling now?
It was a sad day
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Re: 20 yrs since Hillsborough

The one that sticks in my mind is the Valley Parade incident. I can clearly remember what I was doing at that time.
So much so that it's one of the very few football grounds that I can name.
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Re: 20 yrs since Hillsborough

We still use the Valley Parade video as part of our Fire Safety training - particularly relevant since you can see the stadium from the top of the road (although in pedant mode, I'd point out that its no longer called Valley Parade, its 'The Coral Windows Stadium')
Another scary insight into how quickly things can go *very* badly wrong.
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Re: 20 yrs since Hillsborough

Even here in the US there was an article about it in the paper.  A very sad day.  I had a friend who is a Liverpool fan and he was going to go to the match but was stopped from doing so by his parents.
Tyreal74
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Re: 20 yrs since Hillsborough

i dont remember where i was tbh, i was 7
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Quote from: mrmarkus1981

What struck me the most was 'who's fault was it'. The stadium safety was 1 part the police were another. But i cant help thinking how those at the back pushing to get in are feeling now?
It was a sad day

Agreed a very sad day.  I'm not a football fan, but whoever we are, we would have to be made of stone not to feel for the families of those who died.
As you say, the police have had to take their share of the blame, and the FA has also had to make changes.  Crowd control experts have had a lot to learn  ( a pity lives had to be wasted before they did), but I've never heard a Liverpool supporter say "I'm really sorry I turned up without a ticket, with the intention of making trouble until someone let us in to see the match"  Lips are sealed  (I realise that openly criticising a Liverpudlian is the nearest thing there is to treason today, but like many others I have friends who had to deal with the aftermath, including a Salvation Army officer who had to help the bereaved and lay out the dead.  That has a profound effect on anyone.)
We must never let a tragedy like this happen again - we all have a responsibility - as enforcement authorities, as organisations and as fans.
John