About the Documentary

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My name is Mike Nicholson and I am currently making a documentary about the human disaster that happened on Saturday 15th April 1989, at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England.

96 men, women and children lost their lives as a result of a crush in the terraces. The resulting government inquiry, chaired by Lord Justice Taylor, found the principal cause of the disaster to be “A complete breakdown in police control” but the world were told a very corrupt and different story by some of those senior police officers through the nations media.

This blog will be a mixture of my progress, thoughts, facts and maybe some video previews along the way. I started work on this in 2009, and I don’t envisage finishing until mid 2012.

If you were at Hillsborough, were directly affected by the disaster, or feel you have something of note to share then I would love to hear from you. I have already heard from many fans of teams such as Manchester United, Tottenham & Leeds United who have either had awful experiences at the Hillsborough stadium before 1989, or who simply want to show solidarity for those who continue to fight for truth & justice.

My email address is mike_nicholson@hotmail.co.uk

The 96 …

  • John Alfred Anderson (62)
  • Colin Mark Ashcroft (19)
  • James Gary Aspinall (18)
  • Kester Roger Marcus Ball (16)
  • Gerard Bernard Patrick Baron (67)
  • Simon Bell (17)
  • Barry Sidney Bennett (26)
  • David John Benson (22)
  • David William Birtle (22)
  • Tony Bland (22)
  • Paul David Brady (21)
  • Andrew Mark Brookes (26)
  • Carl Brown (18)
  • David Steven Brown (25)
  • Henry Thomas Burke (47)
  • Peter Andrew Burkett (24)
  • Paul William Carlile (19)
  • Raymond Thomas Chapman (50)
  • Gary Christopher Church (19)
  • Joseph Clark (29)
  • Paul Clark (18)
  • Gary Collins (22)
  • Stephen Paul Copoc (20)
  • Tracey Elizabeth Cox (23)
  • James Philip Delaney (19)
  • Christopher Barry Devonside (18)
  • Christopher Edwards (29)
  • Vincent Michael Fitzsimmons (34)
  • Thomas Steven Fox (21)
  • Jon-Paul Gilhooley (10)
  • Barry Glover (27)
  • Ian Thomas Glover (20)
  • Derrick George Godwin (24)
  • Roy Harry Hamilton (34)
  • Philip Hammond (14)
  • Eric Hankin (33)
  • Gary Harrison (27)
  • Stephen Francis Harrison (31)
  • Peter Andrew Harrison (15)
  • David Hawley (39)
  • James Robert Hennessy (29)
  • Paul Anthony Hewitson (26)
  • Carl Darren Hewitt (17)
  • Nicholas Michael Hewitt (16)
  • Sarah Louise Hicks (19)
  • Victoria Jane Hicks (15)
  • Gordon Rodney Horn (20)
  • Arthur Horrocks (41)
  • Thomas Howard (39)
  • Thomas Anthony Howard (14)
  • Eric George Hughes (42)
  • Alan Johnston (29)
  • Christine Anne Jones (27)
  • Gary Philip Jones (18)
  • Richard Jones (25)
  • Nicholas Peter Joynes (27)
  • Anthony Peter Kelly (29)
  • Michael David Kelly (38)
  • Carl David Lewis (18)
  • David William Mather (19)
  • Brian Christopher Mathews (38)
  • Francis Joseph McAllister (27)
  • John McBrien (18)
  • Marion Hazel McCabe (21)
  • Joseph Daniel McCarthy (21)
  • Peter McDonnell (21)
  • Alan McGlone (28)
  • Keith McGrath (17)
  • Paul Brian Murray (14)
  • Lee Nicol (14)
  • Stephen Francis O’Neill (17)
  • Jonathon Owens (18)
  • William Roy Pemberton (23)
  • Carl William Rimmer (21)
  • David George Rimmer (38)
  • Graham John Roberts (24)
  • Steven Joseph Robinson (17)
  • Henry Charles Rogers (17)
  • Colin Andrew Hugh William Sefton (23)
  • Inger Shah (38)
  • Paula Ann Smith (26)
  • Adam Edward Spearritt (14)
  • Philip John Steele (15)
  • David Leonard Thomas (23)
  • Patrik John Thompson (35)
  • Peter Reuben Thompson (30)
  • Stuart Paul William Thompson (17)
  • Peter Francis Tootle (21)
  • Christopher James Traynor (26)
  • Martin Kevin Traynor (16)
  • Kevin Tyrrell (15)
  • Colin Wafer (19)
  • Ian David Whelan (19)
  • Martin Kenneth Wild (29)
  • Kevin Daniel Williams (15)
  • Graham John Wright (17)

4 thoughts on “About the Documentary

  1. Thank you for this. I was only 2 years of age at the time of this terrible tragedy, so I don’t remember it. However, it’s something that has interested me ever since I saw a programme on the Hillsborough Disaster a fair few years back. Though the report hadn’t yet been published, it was patently obvious to me that what happened was in NO way the fault of the fans attending the match, but a complete and sickening cover-up by the authorities, aimed at deflecting the focus away from the truth. The fact that 96 people were allowed to lose their lives on that fateful day leaves me with a feeling of utter bewilderment. The ground was not fit for such an event – this was common knowledge – so why was it allowed to go-ahead? That question still hasn’t been answered (as far as I am aware). I think the first instalment of your documentary was conducted with great sensitivity, and I’m sure the whole process has been arduous and difficult – emotionally – at times. Thank you again.

  2. The truth has allways been there, just hidden away. How can you have the most public of disasters watched live by millions of people yet for 24yrs until the Hillsborough Independent panel produces a damming report can they get away with the truth, we are supposed to live in a society were the truth can be shared by every one? it was not until our son Christopher was killed did I realize how society and those in positions of authority actual work.

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