Thursday 19 October 2017

Tributes to the 96 at special commemorative event today

Relatives sing
Relatives sing "You'll never walk alone" after the jury delivered its verdict at the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster, in Warrington, Britain April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Stephen Wright lost his brother Graham in the Hillsborough disaster
A Liverpool fan looking at tributes at the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield, Liverpool Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
People arrive to hear the jury deliver its verdict at the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster, in Warrington, Britain April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Margaret Aspinall (L) arrives to hear the jury deliver its verdict at the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster, in Warrington, Britain April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Relatives embrace as they arrive to hear the jury deliver its verdict at the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster, in Warrington, Britain April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble
People arrive at the Hillsborough Inquest in Warrington, where the jury will return to court to deliver their conclusions into the deaths of 96 fans at Britain's worst sporting disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story INQUEST Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Two men hold a Justice for the 96 banner as they arrive at the Hillsborough inquests in Warrington, where the jury will return to court to deliver their conclusions into the deaths of 96 fans at Britain's worst sporting disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. See PA story INQUEST Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Ryan Hooper in Liverpool

The names of the 96 people unlawfully killed in the Hillsborough stadium disaster will be read at a special commemorative event today.

The service, at St George's Hall plateau in Liverpool, will feature a mixture of tributes, music and speeches looking back on the 1989 disaster.

Names and ages of those killed will be read out and displayed on large screens, while the Sense of Sound choir will perform the Liverpool football team's anthem, 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.

Members of the public will be invited to attend the commemoration, which is due to begin at 5.45pm and will last around two hours.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: "The event at St George's Hall is an opportunity for the city to come together with the families and campaigners and show the world the overwhelming spirit of comradeship and solidarity that exists in this city towards them."

Irish Independent

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