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Hillsborough 3.06pm: You’ll Never Walk Alone

On this 20th Anniversary of the tragedy of the Hillsborough disaster when ninety-six Liverpool fans perished, let us remember them. May God rest and keep them.



John Alfred Anderson (62)
Thomas Howard (39)

Colin Mark Ashcroft (19)
Thomas Anthony Howard (14)

James Gary Aspinall (18)
Eric George Hughes (42)

Kester Roger Marcus Ball (16)
Alan Johnston (29)

Gerard Bernard Patrick Baron (67)
Christine Anne Jones (27)

Simon Bell (17)
Gary Philip Jones (18)

Barry Sidney Bennett (26)
Richard Jones (25)

David John Benson (22)
Nicholas Peter Joynes (27)

David William Birtle (22)
Anthony Peter Kelly (29)

Tony Bland (22)
Michael David Kelly (38)

Paul David Brady (21)
Carl David Lewis (18)

Andrew Mark Brookes (26)
David William Mather (19)

Carl Brown (18)
Brian Christopher Mathews (38)

David Steven Brown (25)
Francis Joseph McAllister (27)

Henry Thomas Burke (47)
John McBrien (18)

Peter Andrew Burkett (24)
Marion Hazel McCabe (21)

Paul William Carlile (19)
Joseph Daniel McCarthy (21)

Raymond Thomas Chapman (50)
Peter McDonnell (21)

Gary Christopher Church (19)
Alan McGlone (28)

Joseph Clark (29)
Keith McGrath (17)

Paul Clark (18)
Paul Brian Murray (14)

Gary Collins (22)
Lee Nicol (14)

Stephen Paul Copoc (20)
Stephen Francis O’Neill (17)

Tracey Elizabeth Cox (23)
Jonathon Owens (18)

James Philip Delaney (19)
William Roy Pemberton (23)

Christopher Barry Devonside (18)
Carl William Rimmer (21)

Christopher Edwards (29)
David George Rimmer (38)

Vincent Michael Fitzsimmons (34)
Graham John Roberts (24)

Thomas Steven Fox (21)
Steven Joseph Robinson (17)

Jon-Paul Gilhooley (10)
Henry Charles Rogers (17)

Barry Glover (27)
Colin Andrew Hugh William Sefton (23)

Ian Thomas Glover (20)
Inger Shah (38)

Derrick George Godwin (24)
Paula Ann Smith (26)

Roy Harry Hamilton (34)
Adam Edward Spearritt (14)

Philip Hammond (14)
Philip John Steele (15)

Eric Hankin (33)
David Leonard Thomas (23)

Gary Harrison (27)
Patrik John Thompson (35)

Stephen Francis Harrison (31)
Peter Reuben Thompson (30)

Peter Andrew Harrison (15)
Stuart Paul William Thompson (17)

David Hawley (39)
Peter Francis Tootle (21)

James Robert Hennessy (29)
Christopher James Traynor (26)

Paul Anthony Hewitson (26)
Martin Kevin Traynor (16)

Carl Darren Hewitt (17)
Kevin Tyrrell (15)

Nicholas Michael Hewitt (16)
Colin Wafer (19)

Sarah Louise Hicks (19)
Ian David Whelan (19)

Victoria Jane Hicks (15)
Martin Kenneth Wild (29)

Gordon Rodney Horn (20)
Kevin Daniel Williams (15)

Arthur Horrocks (41)
Graham John Wright (17)




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  1. For those parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nephews, neices, and supporters who lost red brothers, let us today hang our heads and cry, but tomorrow look up to the sky and say, we loved you then, we love you still, and love you we always will. We go to sleep with a heavy heart, fearing the next day we spend apart. So you can sleep fitfully up above, each day we think of you and offer up our love. How do we go on now you have left, we are lonely our lives bereft. So in solidartiy united in sorrow we stand together until tomorrow. I will meet you up above, so wait for me please my love, but until then I have things to do, to fight for justice for them and you.

    Comment by Nicci | April 17, 2009

  2. My oldest was born at 3am on this date, I will always remember sitting in the hospital a few hours later grateful to be holding him-things had been a bit dodgy at his birth- and seeing the news of all those parents who were just finding out their child had died.
    I will never forget.
    (Nor will I forget the dreadful way The Sun behaved)

    Comment by mum6kids | April 19, 2009

  3. Those days of terracing and fences and decrepit grounds and policemen sitting watching the game instead of controlling the crowd seem a long way away now, and when the anniversary of this particular day reminds you of the crushes you sometimes experienced at games you can hardly yearn for those old days too much.

    I notice that the confidential papers on the investigation are to be released for public view ten years early:

    Comment by Fraser | April 20, 2009

  4. Sorry for the delay in replying, Nicci.

    Thank you for leaving your note, it was very moving. My wish for you and those others that have lost loved ones is to find the justice you deserve. God rest and care for them all.

    Comment by Stuart | April 23, 2009

  5. That must make it an extremely poignant time for you Shell. It must also make you appreciate all of your children even more.

    God bless.

    Comment by Stuart | April 23, 2009

  6. They certainly do Fraser. Not long enough for me in some respects. Yes there were fun times but at others it was plain scary. I look at interest at the clamour to a return of the old terraces but I’m afraid I could never be part of that, mostly, but not entirely because of Hillsborough by any means.

    Comment by Stuart | April 23, 2009

  7. I was there – traumatic for me at age of 45 – how was it for the youngsters that day?

    those that died were the totally innocent ones i.e. those at the front – it devastated all logic to somehow divert

    the blame onto them.


    Comment by george trzebinski | December 28, 2012

  8. I just can’t imagine how it must have felt to be part of that terrible carnage. Bless all those that suffered that fateful day.

    Comment by Stuart | December 29, 2012

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