City falls silent in Hillsborough tribute

Image copyright AFP/Getty
Image caption Ninety-six lanterns have been arranged on the steps of St George’s Hall

Liverpool fell silent for a minute to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough football disaster.

Ninety-six lanterns were lit on the steps of St George’s Hall in tribute to those who died.

Banners with images of each of the fans killed in the crush at Sheffield Wednesday’s ground were also displayed.

A minute’s silence was held across the city at 15:06 BST – the precise time the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest ended.

The bells of the Town Hall tolled 96 times following the silence, while flags on civic buildings were flown at half mast as people gathered at locations across Liverpool to mark the anniversary.


Recommended For You


IM VIP Training - Access to over 240 lessons, software, templates, plugins, live webinars and much more.

Ali Inspector Version 2 - Commercial and Outsource License - 5 Day FLASH SALE

The new powerful 6-in-1 AliExpress product research software that generates niche keywords, analyzes bestsellers, and uncovers top performing dropship products for your eCommerce store in minutes!


Traffic going through the tunnels under the Mersey was stopped for one minute and the Mersey Ferries marked the anniversary by sounding their horns.

Media playback is unsupported on your device

Media captionEx Liverpool goalkeeper relives Hillsborough horror
Image copyright PA
Image caption City mayor Joe Anderson and Lord Mayor, councillor Christine Banks, on the steps of St George’s Hall

City mayor Joe Anderson and Lord Mayor, Councillor Christine Banks, laid wreaths in front of the lanterns to begin the day of remembrance.

The message on Mr Anderson’s wreath read: “Never Forgotten. Reds and Blues united.”

Speaking outside St George’s Hall, Louise Brookes, whose brother Andrew died in the disaster, said: “Andrew has been dead now four years longer than he was alive.


Recommended For You

WP Optimiser Personal License

Optimise your site with the powerful WordPress housekeeping and site optimisation tool with exclusive auto-detection of theme and plugin load speed impact + automated image compression API

ViralSiteXpress - Builds Automated Self Updating SEO-Optimized News Site

ViralSiteXpress - Builds Automated Self Updating SEO-Optimized News Site

RANKSNAP Content Snap

Rank Page #1 of Google in a snap with this Automation tool


“He was only 26 when he died and he had his whole future and whole life ahead of him. I really struggle with that.”

Media playback is unsupported on your device

Media captionMark Edwardson survived the crush which killed 96 football supporters

Mr Anderson said the anniversary was an “emotional day” and a “milestone”.

On Monday morning Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp and captain Jordan Henderson laid a floral tribute and the first team, academy and women’s squads paid their respects by visiting the memorial.

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, whose cousin, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, 10, was the youngest victim of the tragedy, was among those to pay tribute on social media.

He posted a picture of the Hillsborough memorial on Instagram with the caption “Never forgotten”.

Image copyright AFP/Getty
Image caption Flowers left at the Hillsborough memorial with a message from the club

A memorial service was held at Liverpool Cathedral and The Kop was opened for people who wanted to sit and reflect.

Image copyright AFP/Getty
Image caption Tributes at the Anfield Hillsborough memorial

Related Topics

Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

This post was curated & Posted using : RealSpecific

Thank you for taking the time to read our article.

If you enjoyed our content, we'd really appreciate some "love" with a share or two.

And ... Don't forget to have fun!


Social Robot - Luxury Edition

Social Robot - Luxury Edition

Covert Geo Targeter Pro

The PRO version of Covert Geo Targeter is designed to maximize your results and instantly boost your clicks and profits to insane levels and all this at a fraction of the normal cost

ViralEngagr 1-Click FB Lead Builder

ViralEngagr 1-Click FB Lead Builder is a legal Facebook technology that converts every clicks into leads. Whenever someone clicks on your post or ads, the software pulls in their leads on Facebook.... this is the ultimate game changer and if you sell any

Leave a Reply