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Hillsborough memorial clock honours 96 on anniversary

The ornate 18th century clock is on display at Liverpool Town Hall on the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.
The ornate 18th century clock is on display at Liverpool Town Hall on the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy. Credit: PA

An 18th century grandfather clock on display at Liverpool Town Hall has today been frozen at the time of the Hillsborough Disaster, to mark the 24th anniversary of the tragedy that left 96 people dead.

The ornate 1780s John Clifton clock, donated by Liverpool Museum, will rest on 3:06pm, the time that the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989 was halted as officials realised fans were being crushed on the terraces.

A private memorial ceremony is currently underway at the Town Hall, ahead of a public commemoration in the Old Haymarket, where a seven-foot bronze memorial monument dedicated to the supporters will be unveiled.

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Memorial for thousands of Hull trawlermen

It has taken years of campaigning and fund-raising, but finally a location for a permanent memorial to the six thousand trawlermen from Hull, who lost their lives at sea over the past century has been agreed.

Today, organisers met at the site next to the River Humber which will be a place for reflection and commemorative services. Sarah Clark reports.

Memorial for Hull trawlermen lost at sea

Some of the 6000 Hull trawlermen lost at sea

St Andrew's Dock Heritage Park Action Group have signed a lease for a memorial to remember 6000 trawlermen from Hull who have lost their lives at sea. The memorial will be a place for quiet reflection and to hold commemoration services. £150,000 has been raised for the monument.

Castleford soldiers remembered

A war memorial to Castleford's fallen war heroes is being officially dedicated today.

They will include 18-year-old Rifleman James Backhouse, who was killed in a blast in Afghanistan in 2009, and Bombardier Craig Hopson, who died when the vehicle he was in hit a mine.

There will be a march by the British Legion from outside the Territorial Army HQ through the town to the new memorial.

This new memorial will commemorate the people lost in the armed services and will be a place for us to remember them and the sacrifices they made for their country.

This service will mark the official dedication of the memorial to the fallen and we have been working closely with the Castleford British Legion in making this a memorial for the whole community.

– Councillor Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council

The new memorial is a fitting tribute in honour of those that have given their lives for their country. It has also been an opportunity to record the names of the fallen from the wars on plaques adjacent the memorial.

– Bob Smith, President of Castleford British Legion

WW2 veteran can go to memorial unveiling

There has been an emotional victory for a World War Two rear gunner who had been told that he would not be allowed to help honour his comrades who never made it home.

Freddie Johnson helped to raise money for a Bomber Command memorial in London only be refused a place at the unvieling ceremony - that was until Calendar heard about his story. Matt Price reports.

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