The Immediate Aftermath - 5. The Response in Liverpool
As the Disaster unfolded the atmosphere in Liverpool developed into one of overwhelming collective grief. Most people knew 'someone' who was or might be there. Those who had seen off their loved ones that morning watched and listened anxiously for news.
Although emergency numbers were being given out most were unable to get through to Sheffield and many decided to make the journey across the Pennines to find out for themselves whether their loved ones were alive or dead. Hundreds of people waited at Lime St Station for returning trains.
The city mourned its' dead and the sorrow was almost tangible. In the days that were to follow, the same people translated that grief into a spectacular tribute to the dead when the Anfield ground was turned into a floral shrine.