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I'VE always thought back to this match whenever Hillsborough has been in the news. What I remember is standing on the terrace when, possibly 10 to 20 minutes after kick-off, a police announcement was made asking away fans behind the goal to take a step forward.
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WE witnessed what can only be described as tide of humanity sweeping into the away end. Thousands were entering the ground at the same time. The South Yorkshire Police had clearly just opened the exit gates and everybody was just carried in there. It was a frightening experience to witness and I believe there were no injuries, which was a miracle.
I have never to this day seen anything written about this incident until your publication on Saturday.
However, I have told both my sons many, many times that what happened at Hillsborough could have happened at Oakwell that January evening in 1989.
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FROM where I was I could not see if there were any officers actually at the gate trying to stop or slow the influx of people.
But I could hear the quite obvious shouts of alarm and panic of the people involved in the crush. The police that were present appeared not to be doing anything to sort it out.
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I WILL never know how no-one was hurt with that many people being pushed. I remember being pushed up against a wall and a turnstile. It was frightening.
Freemasons have been banned from taking part in an independent police inquiry into allegations of a cover up of the causes of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, which killed 96 Liverpool football fans. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) claimed that the move was to make sure the investigation was not biased . . .
. . . the Police's reactions in this one is one of the reasons that myself and hundreds of Tottenham supporters are still alive today.
originally posted by: Kester
a reply to: AnInvisibleCorner
As a child I was told everything from Biddulph was the best in the world. When I got older I realised it's true.
The Whetsone Mine
During the 20th century, the following mines were operational - Mow Cop, Hill Lane, Freehay, Hollington, Park Lane, Audley, Gillow Heath and Oxhay. The meeting was later to hear that whetstone was sold to NASA as a coating for the American Space Shuttle.