Hillsborough 96 is granted freedom from Wirral in memory of the victims and activists.


The monument will be fully inaugurated on September 15th, when the 96 will also be awarded posthumously with the freedom of Wirral.

The gardens will also be a tribute to the “courage, dignity and tenacity” of those who have fought for justice since the 1989 disaster.

The gardens on the riverbank of Wallasey Town Hall will be dedicated as a tribute to the 96 and to those who led the campaign for justice.

Council President Phil Davies said: “These gardens will be dedicated to the memory of the 96 men, women and children who went to a soccer game and never came home.

“They will also honor all those whose lives were changed forever nearly 30 years ago and honor the heroic struggle for truth, justice and accountability that continues to this day.

The plans were developed with the support of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, whose chairperson, Margaret Aspinall, welcomed the project today.

said Ms. Aspinall: “It is so important that the 96 and the lessons learned from this terrible day will never be forgotten. The freedom of the district and the memorial garden will be a lasting memory for future generations”.

Ann McLachlan, Mayor of Wirral Cllr. Ann McLachlan, who will oversee the inauguration of the gardens as a place of “remembrance and reflection”, said: “It will be a proud and moving event when we gather family members and friends of those affected by the Hillsborough Stadium disaster at Wallasey Town Hall”.


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