Liverpool is to remember the 96 with this special event on the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster
4 years ago
Liverpool is to stage a commemorative event marking the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough football disaster on Monday, 15 April at St George’s Hall Plateau.
Organised by Liverpool City Council, the event will be open to anyone who wants to take the opportunity to pay their respects and remember the 96 Liverpool FC fans who lost their lives on that fateful day.
The Hillsborough 30th commemoration event will be held on the steps of St George’s Hall, on Lime Street, from 5.30pm with a number of speeches, performances and prayers.
Lime Street will be closed to traffic from 5pm until 7.30pm.
A public remembrance service will be held earlier in the day at Liverpool Cathedral from 2.45pm, which will feature a minute’s silence at 3.06pm – the time at which the 1989 FA Cup Semi-Final between Liverpool FC and Nottingham Forest was stopped.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “This is a chance for the city, the fans and the families of the 96 to come together to remember those that were lost on 15th April 1989.
“We appreciate this will be a difficult and emotional day for the families, and the survivors, but this is a chance for us all to come together in a spirit of togetherness to mark this milestone in a way which befits the memories of the 96.”