twenty years on…

the Hillsborough Disaster still affects football fans. the deadliest stadium disaster in British history, the events at Hillsborough led to major changes in international stadium design and event planning.

96 individuals were killed either during the crush or from injuries sustained within it; over 3000 people had been compressed into standing pens safe for a maximum of 1600.

because of the dangers inherent in standing pens and the recommendations in the Taylor Report, every Premier League stadium built since 1993 has been all-seated. stadium safety has improved worldwide from the response to the disaster, and the number of fans who have not been endangered because of this is uncountable.

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so, please take a minute today to remember the 96.

quote of the day:

“When you walk through a storm keep your chin up high,
And don’t be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Tho’ your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart,
And you’ll never walk alone,
You’ll never walk alone!” – You’ll Never Walk Alone, Oscar Hammerstein II

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One Response to “twenty years on…”

  1. Pedicab Man Says:

    Do you commute on a bicycle? If so I need a picture for a scrap book I’m putting together for Charleston Moves. We’d like to have 300 or 400 hundred pictures and short bios to show the city fathers and maybe make the point that bike lanes would be helpful. Here is blog I started to show this off: http://charlestonbikecommute.blogspot.com/

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