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      The 96: More than a number

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      The 96: More than a number
      Apr 14, 2015 06:42:00 pm
      The 96: More than a number
      Last year, at the start of the new inquests into the deaths of 96 supporters at Hillsborough, the families of those who died were asked to write and read out short personal portraits of each of the victims.

      This April 15 is the first Hillsborough anniversary since this process was concluded, with the final 'Pen Portraits' having been read out in court on April 28, 2014.

      Text versions of all the Pen Portraits are presented in new web pages dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives at Hillsborough.

      Click here to visit this page.

      Although collectively known as 'The 96', these personal tributes - by the people who knew them best - serve as a reminder that those whose lives were so tragically cut short at Hillsborough were more than a number.

      In formulating its customary day-long schedule of themed programming for April 15, LFCTV aimed to give the bereaved families of Hillsborough the opportunity of reading their loved ones' Pen Portraits to camera.

      In doing so, the channel attempted to get in touch with every Pen Portrait author and, at the time of writing, had had direct contact with almost 90 families. Almost 80 of them chose to either record their Pen Portrait with LFCTV, or gave their permission for footage previously recorded with the BBC to be used.

      The result is that many of the web pages housing a Pen Portrait also feature a video of family members reading their Pen Portraits out to camera.

      As well as being viewable on their own individual web pages, these videos have been incorporated into one of five parts of a programme titled More Than a Number, which, along with coverage of the Hillsborough Memorial Service, will fill the LFCTV schedule this April 15.

      Read a few, needless to say that it's heartbreaking, can't pull myself together.

      Rest in peace Brothers and Sisters, never forgotten. Justice for you all.
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      Re: The 96: More than a number
      Reply #1: Apr 14, 2015 09:25:20 pm
      Those are hard to listen to wihout shedding some tears.

      Rest in my peace brothers and sisters, you will never be forgotten. 

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