Wilson’s Flooring Specialists are proud and humbled to have been invited by Wirral Council to help prepare Wallasey Town Hall for a ceremony in which the 96 men, women and children, who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster, were posthumously awarded the Freedom of Wirral.
On Friday 15 September, approximately 70 of the bereaved families were greeted at Liverpool’s Cunard building before they stepped aboard a Mersey Ferry. As they sailed across the River Mersey to Wirral, 96 red roses were laid out on the water, in memory of the people who lost their lives in the tragedy.
The ceremony was attended by representatives from Merseyside football clubs, Ian Rush, Gary McAllister and Graham Stuart, as well as Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Ann McLachlan and Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram.
The Riverside Gardens at Wallasey Town Hall were dedicated to the families and survivors because of the courage and tenacity they have shown in their long fight for justice since April 15, 1989.
At the ceremony, a red carpet was rolled out, St Joseph’s Primary School choir sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, candles flickered in the memorial gardens and Wallasey Town Hall itself was lit up in red.