Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Walls Have Ears
Watching the FACup semi-final [onTV], April 15th 1989, I like many suddenly realised that members of the crowd were slowly getting crushed to death - 96 in all.
It happened at Hillsborough, the ground of Sheffield Wednesday, the logo above.
7 months later THE Wall came down, 9/11/1989 [ UK dating system].
Many have eyes to see but it seems that, often, only walls have ears
Last night Liverpool played at the Bridge
Posted by aferrismoon at 8:51 AM
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Very interesting aferrismoon-as always! I had totally forgotten about the 4-15 oor 15-4-89 deaths-if memory serves-which usually it doesn't anymore;-) I think I remember another soccer spectator disastor in the UK in 1985-will have to look it up-best to you as always -I admit this one has me stumped (so it is probably simple for everyone else) and I will have to think on it -all the best!!
I remember this as a news story back then. Followed the story up last night. The wall eclipsed it as an '80's benchmark moment though.
I like how my name is sprayed on the wall in that particular pic. I used to spray cans and one of my main buddies at the time was the one and only Peter...
Peter, who's still a good friend, has chunks of the wall in his posession hauled here (OZ) by European relatives...
The one in 1985 was at Heysel Stadium in Brussels, a match between Liverpool and Juventus, 39 dead.
I like the Wall sprayings as one says WALLY or maybe WALL Y [ why]
Thanks aferris-I had made a note to come back to this -I finally had to stop asking so many questions on blogs and forget to come back I told someone the other day -again off of memory -maybe I shouldnt do this anymore -that in 1987 a British cargo/passenger ship went down -forgot how many died-it wasnt near as bad as the 1994 Estonian disaster-but I said the name of the vessel was "The Herald of Free Enterprise"-haha now I am afraid to look in case I was wrong -best to you as always!!
Cool to see Stefan Js comment also-great stuff!
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