The jurors were provided with maps, plans and photographs to enable them to better understand the layout and appearance of the stadium as it was in April 1989. The former Waldsley Bridge railway station was the next point of interest. Heading towards the stadium
the convoy slowed for a moment as the coroner pointed out to the jury the White Horse public house, just north of Hillsborough in Waldsley Bridge, where some fans went on the day of the game. The former Waldsley Bridge railway station was the next point of interest. The coroner told them:
"Obviously it doesn't exist now but that's where (the fans) would have come from." The jury was then shown the area on Halifax Road, where the Liverpool fans' coaches had parked up on the day. It was here they got their first glimpse of the stadium before the coaches pulled into Leppings Lane.
A police officer who was in the control box at Hillsborough says he recalls the match commander refusing a request to open gates.
The top police officer at the Hillsborough disaster told football chiefs Liverpool fans forced open a gate to "break in" to the ground.
Despite being at the ground Dolores Steele 'was absolutely helpless' to find her missing son Philip who was killed at Hillsborough.