Nottingham remembers Hillsborough

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A significant turnout in the Old Market Square this afternoon to offer condolences to the victims of the disaster 25 years ago today.
Lord Mayor Cllr. Merlita Bryan read a short statement from the steps of The Council House, with a one minute’s silence starting at six minutes past and then the bell of St.Peters ringing 96 times for those who died directly as a result of the crush.
Merlita spoke to a number of people after the ceremony, many of whom then queued to sign a book to commemorate the event.
Liverpool were playing Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final and there were Forest fans attending to share their story.
The disappointment all these years on is that so much has been found to differ from the contemporary accounts. Another inquiry is currently underway.

Queens Walk Community Association open day

A huge Meadows event bringing loads of people, campaigns and services together.
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Opened by Lord Mayor Cllr Merlita Bryan. Here with William Stewart and Mary Daly of QWCA.

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Star exhibition was the ’70s model of The Meadows which was used today to prompt discussions about the Meadows Action Plan. Here a family from Kirkby Gardens point to their home.

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Another highlight was the new boxing club.

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Another chance to celebrate Meadows in Bloom finishing joint second in the national competition for urban communities.

20131024-020554.jpgPlenty of support from Meadows Partnership Trust.

Sheriffs’ parade

Kicking around the Lace Market, to check the litter outside a particularly anti social bar, snd to establish why the bollard to prevent a certain flow of traffic, had ti stop to let a parade go by.
A parade of Sheriffs from across the country.

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Read more at – http://www.nottinghampost.com/Sheriff-Nottingham-leads-city-procession/story-19894543-detail/story.html

Enjoy the Experience

Quite why the Lord Mayor’s Consort decided to try the Magic Mouse ride is unclear, given she closed her eyes as soon as the car started moving and bent double after the first corner.
And the Goose Fair photo says “Enjoy the Experience!”
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Below, the Consort with her Mum and sister, and a prize to be donated to a nursery.
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Cllr Dave Trimble taking guests around Goose Fair.