THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON 15th APRIL 1989.
15th April 1989, will be remembered as the day that changed Football
in England forever. The facilities now on offer and the wealth that
is currently within the game, owe a great deal to the Taylor Report
which resulted in the terrible tragedy that occured at Hillsborough
Ninty - six Liverpool fans died from injuries caused by crushing
at the Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, on 15th April 1989. The
disaster happened at the start of a F.A. Cup semi -final between
Liverpool and Nottingham Forest football clubs. The overcrowding
was due to the persons in - charge of crowd control, failing to
cut off an access tunnel leading to the Leppings Lane End terracing.
Allowing severe overcrowding to develop in the Leppings Lane End
terraces of the ground.
The Hillsborough Memorial mosaic was inspired after the artist had
watched the screening of Jimmy McGovern's drama " Hillsborough "
on ITV. The Hillsborough Memorial mosaic is sited in
the reception area of the Museum / Visitors Center at
Anfield, the home of Liverpool Football Club. Memorial
mosaic is made up of five individual panels. Two panels for the
eternal flames, one panel for the Shankley gates, one panel for
the 96 shirts and a final panel for the Liverpool Football Club
top left ).