Nottingham marked the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough at 3:06 pm today 15th April 2019.
Local people joined the Lord Mayor and the Sheriff of Nottingham in front of the Council House in the city’s Old Market Square for the silence at 3.06pm, the exact time that the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was stopped.
Representatives from Nottingham Forest and Notts County attended.
A Book of Condolence is available for people to sign at the Council House and the building is lit in red and white, the team colours of both Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, for the evenings of 14th and 15th April.
Ian Curryer, Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council, said: “Many people from Nottingham were at Hillsborough 30 years ago and witnessed the tragedy that took place there. Then and now we share the grief felt by the families affected and the city of Liverpool. It’s important that we stand together with them on 15th April to remember the 96 people who lost their lives.”
John McGovern, club ambassador for Nottingham Forest, said: “The tragic events from that day should never be forgotten. I’m sure the Forest family will take this opportunity to pay their tributes for not only the supporters that never returned but also the family and friends who were affected by what happened. Today is a day when the footballing rivalry is put to one side as we remember the 96.”