Hillsborough used to be known simply as a suburb within the City of Sheffield, and the home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
After Saturday 15 April 1989, the meaning of the word changed forever for an entire generation.
Ultimately, this date will be remembered as the worst sporting disaster in British history. 24,000 men, women and children set off to support Liverpool in the semi-final of the FA Cup with hope in their hearts, but tragically 96 never came home.
A human crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Hillsborough ended the lives of those 96, injured thousands of others and traumatised thousands more. Documenting eyewitness accounts from before, during and after the disaster, with statements from the bereaved families, experts in their field and fans of other clubs, The Hillsborough Disaster is the story of those who were there, and the families left behind in Liverpool who watched with a sense of helplessness as the story unfolded live to the nation on BBC's Grandstand.
This is the story of those whose lives changed forever on Saturday 15 April 1989.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 232 pages, 16
- Publisher: Amberley Publishing
- Publication Date: 23/05/2016
- Category: Sporting venues
- ISBN: 9781445634869