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Hillsborough Tragedy - April 15 1989 - JFT96

On April 15 1989, 24,000 Liverpool fans travelled to a football match. 96 never returned. Over 20 years after Britain's worst sporting disaster, we want the world to see the faces of the fans whose hopes and dreams for the future ended that day.

Collectively they've become known as 'The 96' but to the families and friends they left behind, they were simply a dad, a son, a brother and a sister; a cousin, an auntie, an uncle and a grandad; a boyfriend, a husband, a soul mate and a best friend. As the wife of one of the supporters who never came home so eloquently put it in a letter published on this website on the 20th anniversary of the disaster, "To the world my husband is one of the 96, but to me and his children, he was always our number one."

To those who didn't know them, the fans who died at Hillsborough that day may just be a number of names etched into the Hillsborough Memorial marble.

24,000 tickets, 23 turnstiles, two criminally overcrowded pens, 96 dead and 766 people injured - numbers alone don't even begin to tell half the story of a disaster that has shaped Liverpool Football Club and the fans that will forever follow it.

Probably the most significant number in this whole sorry tragedy is the one that depicts the age of each victim on the slide show below.

That number, and the faces staring back at you - captured during happier times - tells you everything you need to know about why the events of April 15, 1989 and the fans who died that day will never ever be forgotten.



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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