Wednesday, 15 April 2009

"You'll Never Walk Alone" - Gerry & the Pacemakers, 1963

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in England. On the 15th of April 1989, 96 Liverpool Football Club supporters were crushed to death during their club's FA Cup semi-final game against Nottingham Forest, at the football stadium in Sheffield.

You can read about today's memorial events on the BBC's site.

And something else you might like to see is a BBC audio slideshow called "Remembering Hillsborough". I should warn you, though, that some of the images are very disturbing.

It's worth noting that if it weren't for "Hillsborough", John and I would have never met. That's because it was my query about the Hillsborough disaster, on the CompuServe UK Forum in September 1995, that led to our initial "meeting" online. It's funny that something so tragic resulted in the best thing that ever happened to John and me. But I'm sure that's little comfort to the family and friends of the 96 victims that day.



At 15 April, 2009 21:45 , Blogger bronx boy said...

Hopefully there are other happy stories like yours (meeting John) that came out of such a tragic occurance.

At 22 April, 2009 00:21 , Blogger Andrew said...

As a lifelong Liverpool fan, the Hillsborough Disaster was a day I'll never forget. How wonderful that something so beautiful could come from such a tragedy.

At 12 September, 2010 12:29 , Anonymous Steve said...


It was interesting to read of how you guys met on ukforum on CompuServe. Most of that community is around on - and that system is run by the same two people who ran ukforum. I hope you'll drop by and say hello there.



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