A day for family memories

Nearly everyone in Liverpool has some connection to Hillsborough, if they didn’t lose a friend or family member then they know someone who did, as did my family

When young my Dad was in the Merchant Navy, I remember my Mum had a little vanity case of photos and postcards sent from all over the world and I loved to look through the case and glimpse their life and friends, which looked so glamorous.

With weddings and children people moved away, inevitably the contact dwindled, and though old friends were often remembered they were seldom seen as life got in the way.

I remember seeing my Mum and Dad upset, making plans to get the bus back to North Liverpool where they lived as a young couple, after about 25 years they were going to see their friends, and it wouldn’t be a happy reunion.

Their friends son, the same age as me and named after my dad,  died at Hillsborough and although I never really knew him I feel a connection, through my parents and a little vanity case of postcards and photos.

My parents aren’t here to hear the outcome of the Inquest, but maybe they’re listening with the boy they knew.


  1. April 27, 2016 / 18:54

    Just watching the news coverage last night, you can see how Liverpool people come together in times of grief. I am sorry that you parents friends lost their son on that terrible day. At long last they have justice. Hugs xx

  2. Holly
    April 26, 2016 / 12:02

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned about Liverpool, and its people, since moving here nearly 4 years ago is that there is so much love and support that is incredibly heartwarming.

    I’m sorry that your family had to go through this pain, but at long last, there is some justice. I followed along with with the court proceedings this morning and it was such a relief to hear some good news.

    P.S. I will reply to your email asap!

    • April 26, 2016 / 12:15

      I am so glad you love the city Holly and see the good in it. x

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