Hillsborough, Sheffield

Almost 7 hours on the M1 yesterday to get to Sheffield, long delays of hours for 2 separate accidents in the middle of 2 separate sets of roadworks, plus of course the roadworks themselves.  Groan, groan!  But finally got here, following the postcode to find that the place I’m staying in turns out to be in the Hillsborough area of Sheffield.

Sadly the name ‘Hillsborough’ is synonymous with the Hillsborough Disaster of 1989, when 96 Liverpool football fans were crushed to death during a match at the Hillsborough Stadium during a FA Cup Semi-final match.  There’s a memorial to those who died at the front of the stadium, plus banners and notices appealing for justice for the victims.



wpid-img_20150228_080833_1425116134319.jpgHillsborough Stadium is actually the home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, also known by their nickname The Owls, and just a few minutes walk from where I’m staying ~ so a few photos before I get out of here quick, as there’s a match here in a few hours time, and the traffic will be huge!

PS later.  Y’know something? Sheffield has really good signposts, so it’s one of the only cities that I haven’t got lost in, at all.  AT ALL!  Congratulations Sheffield!

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