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Old 14-04-2011, 23:15
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Arrow Hillsborough remembers...

On April 15th 1989 24,000 Liverpool fans travelled to watch Nottingham Forest v Liverpool in the FA Cup Semi final...
96 never returned...
766 people were injured...

22 years on and the 'Hillsborough Family Support Group' are still fighting for justice for the 96...


"You'll Never Walk Alone"

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Old 14-04-2011, 23:20
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I rememeber the day and what i was doing at the time, I can hardly believe it was 22 years ago RIP
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Old 14-04-2011, 23:23
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I was there, in the Forest end, we first thought they had invaded the pitch and were coming towards us, what unfolded that afternoon will stay with me for the rest of my days, its one thing seeing the dead but also quite shocking to see dead people who are still upright.

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Old 14-04-2011, 23:41
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A schoolboy holds a leather ball
in a photograph on a bedroom wall
the bed is made, the curtains drawn
as silence greets the break of dawn.

The dusk gives way to morning light
revealing shades of red and white
, which hang from posters locked in time
of the Liverpool team of 89.

Upon a pale white quilted sheet
a football kit is folded neat
with a yellow scarf, trimmed with red
and some football boots beside the bed.

In hope, the room awakes each day
to see the boy who used to play
but once again it wakes alone
for this young boy’s not coming home.

Outside, the springtime fills the air
the smell of life is everywhere
viola’s bloom and tulips grow
while daffodils dance heel to toe.

These should have been such special times
for a boy who’d now be in his prime
but spring forever turned to grey
in the Yorkshire sun, one April day.

The clock was locked on 3.06
as sun shone down upon the pitch
lighting up faces etched in pain
as death descended on Leppings Lane.

Between the bars an arm is raised
amidst a human tidal wave
a young hand yearning to be saved
grows weak inside this deathly cage.

A boy not barely in his teens
is lost amongst the dying screams
a body too frail to fight for breath
is drowned below a sea of death

His outstretched arm then disappears
to signal thirteen years of tears
as 96 souls of those who fell
await the toll of the justice bell.

Ever since that disastrous day
a vision often comes my way
I reach and grab his outstretched arm
then pull him up away from harm.

We both embrace with tear-filled eyes
I then awake to realise
it's the same old dream I have each week
as I quietly cry myself to sleep.

On April the 15th every year
when all is calm and skies are clear
beneath a glowing Yorkshire moon
a lone scots piper plays a tune.

The tune rings out the justice cause
then blows due west across the moors
it passes by the eternal flame
then engulfs a young boys picture frame.

His room is as it was that day
for thirteen years it’s stayed that way
untouched and frozen forever in time
since that tragic day in 89.

And as it plays its haunting sound
tears are heard from miles around
they’re tears from families of those who fell
awaiting the toll of the justice bell.

Dave Kirby 2002
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Old 15-04-2011, 05:02
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My girlfreind works in the old barracks only a couple of hundred metres from the ground and most of the people she works with support the club and live in Hillsborough itself.

My thoughts go out to all of the families involved that day and lets all be greateful that we have been able to move on and create a safer match day environment at most grounds so hopefully the likes of Hillsborough and Heysol never happen again.

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Old 15-04-2011, 06:39
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http://www.nwnet.co.uk/cooper/hillsbor.htm

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Old 15-04-2011, 10:41
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Mickety ~ those words touched my heart, and brought a tear to my eyes.
This post was never meant to turn into a political one, for obvious reasons, with dignity, we remember the 96...

I was fortunate enough to attend the 20th anniversary memorial service at Anfield two years ago, We sat in the 'Kop' as a family amongst 32,000 supporters in the stadium, some wearing their Liverpool shirts, some wearing Everton, some Man United...

As Andy Burnham tried to speak to the crowd, the words justice for the 96 was chanted by almost everyone there, the passion and emotion with which this was chanted we felt as part of that crowd was indescribable, something any family member of those 96 would have been proud of...

I hope one day the families get piece of mind.

I was going to put a link to the 'news report' for that day, but I felt it was too graphic, I hope I haven't offended anyone having that reason, but you know where to look if you want to read it, it isn't hard to find.


Nice link Pauline x
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Old 15-04-2011, 15:52
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Thanks Angela. That was my tribute page made in 1999.

As a fan who was supposed to be going to the match on that fateful day, I have mixed feelings on the anniversary. So much sadness for the fans who died and their families, so much gratefulness for the happenings on the day that stopped my family and I from taking advantage of our tickets.
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Beautiful poem mickety. I can't believe its 22 years ago either, I remember that clearly also the Bradford fire tragedy and also the Woolworths blaze tragedy in Manchester (I was almost in that one)....8th May 1979

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...er/3696407.stm
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Beautiful poem mickety. I can't believe its 22 years ago either, I remember that clearly also the Bradford fire tragedy and also the Woolworths blaze tragedy in Manchester (I was almost in that one)....8th May 1979

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...er/3696407.stm
My auntie was caught up in the Woolie's fire and never could go through the doors of any of their stores again.
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