Hillsborough Family Support Group Announce Last Memorial Service at Anfield Stadium

on 06.01.2016

Today the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG) has announced that Friday 15 April, 2016 will be the last Hillsborough Memorial service held at Anfield Stadium.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 15, 2014: A 96 written in scarves before the 25th Anniversary Hillsborough Service at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
A 96 written in scarves before the 25th Anniversary Hillsborough Service at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The decision was unanimously agreed by the families of the HFSG, which has organised every service held at the stadium since the disaster.

Chair of the HFSG, Margaret Aspinall, said: “The 96 will never be forgotten. It is likely that the inquests will be concluded before the anniversary so this final memorial service will provide the families with some closure.

“The HFSG would like to thank everyone for all the support the families have received over the past 27 years and all those people who have attended the service at Anfield each year.

“We would also like to extend our thanks to Liverpool Football Club for their continued support over the past 27 years and for hosting the service each year at Anfield.

“We hope that the public and fans respect the decision of the HFSG and will continue to remember the 96 in their own perhaps more private way.”

Further information regarding the final Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield Stadium and application for tickets will be available in due course.

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  1. Between now and then the Warrington inquests will have delivered the correct verdicts and the ultimate justice will be in the hands of the Crown Prosecution Service and the Courts, there’s no way they’ll fail the families a second time, respect and best wishes to all of them..

    • Come off it we will never get real justice they will still get their pensions and nobody will pay the price
      Yes we will have the right verdict but not justice

      • You can’t put a price on 96 innocent lives but criminal charges will follow, it’s inevitable following two years of one of the biggest criminal investigations ever conducted in this country. Charges could range from ‘failing to provide a duty of care’ to ‘perverting the course of justice’, ‘perjury’, ‘falsifying statements’ and ‘tampering with evidence’, I would agree that whatever punishments the courts hand out either in fines or custodial sentences it can never compensate the families for what they’ve lost and been put through, that is and always will be the saddest thing of all…

        • Same again, you are right but so is Carr.
          This is one subject that whatever victories are gained no one within our “family” wins.

          • That’s the sad reality Pierre, it’s a brave but totally understandable decision for the families to want closure once the inquests are concluded..

  2. Although it may be the last service at Anfield, for the people of Liverpool and beyond the compassion will remain in the memory and hearts forever.
    I am sure Steve is right, justice will be served, and there will be a closure of sorts.
    It makes you feel bad that we are complaining about team injuries.

  3. Whether LFC is living the highs or living the lows on the field, you will always be in our hearts and minds.
    The 96 will never walk alone.

  4. Justice for the 96. Never ever forgotten HFSG Your strength and dignity over all these years has simply been astonishing The greatest love and respect to you all. YNWA.

  5. I was there that day stood in the Forest end as a lLiverpool fan, just eighteen with my Forest mates. I know we’ll never forget and can’t help but shed a few tears every time I hear or think about it. We were late by a few minutes and the Forest end was packed to the rafters and we had to stand on the steps, pinned to each other. It could so easily have happened at the other end. No football fan should ever have to died at a game.

    I’ve watched from afar the inquest while a friend of mine, Martin Carey a forest fan, has been involved deeply in the inquest. All I can say is what an amazing an hard fought job HFSG have done and I pray, sincerely pray, that there is justice.


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