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GUARDIAN – From the archive, 1989: Angry grief in Liverpool following Hillsborough disaster

Observer, 16 April 1989: Twenty-five years ago, a city struggled to understand why so many lives were lost at a football matchFans returning to the club’s famous Anfield ground wept at the foot of the huge ornamental gates dedicated to the late Bill Shankly, the former Liverpool manager, and topped with the legend ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.A few wreaths of flowers had been left by well-wishers, and even fans of local rivals Everton came to pass on condolences to the bereaved who stood numb in the spring night. Continue reading…