Anne Williams Mural

A symbol of the city, a hero and an amazing woman.

“It’s an honour to be asked to do this because of what Anne, the other families and the survivors went through and how they kept fighting for the truth for so many years. Everyone knows how important this is to the city and I’m very conscious of that.

 

“Anne is a heroic figure to many people because she represents that attitude of never giving in when faced with a terrible situation and all the unfair decisions and obstacles which were put in the way of justice.

 

“She kept going through it all and I think that’s the kind of spirit people relate to in Liverpool so it’s really nice this tribute is now there in memory of her.”

 

Anne Williams fought hard for a new enquiry into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, her actions being prompted by the death of her own son Kevin at Hillsborough, who had been crushed to death in the disaster. She was a mother of three from Formby who worked part-time in a newsagents, and levelled several legal attacks at the first Hillsborough inquest, questioning the credibility of its findings.

 

Her fight was long but she was unwavering and should always be seen as a shining light of perseverance and standing up for justice against the odds.

 

In January 2022, Anne's story has been depicted in a docudrama, penned by Liverpool writer, Kevin Sampson. The brilliant actress, Maxine Peake, plays Anne. It is difficult to watch at times due to some highly emotional and heart-breaking scenes, but it is recommended that everyone should watch the series.

 

Anne holding her fist aloft in celebration of the Hillsborough Independent Panel on September 12, 2012 - which quashed the initial inquest verdicts 

 

The Beautiful harp version of You'll Never Walk Alone was provided Ian Ruddock (Ian Harp) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Md...