HJC Details - Who we are & Why we're here

In this section you can read about some of the past and present members of the HJC - mothers, fathers, brothers, survivors and supporters - their stories in their words and why they continue to struggle for Justice.

There are still very many people affected by Hillsborough . If you are a survivor, we can assist in identifying sources of help and provide a space to talk with people who went through the same experiences.

We still need help to continue the legal struggle, some survivors of the disaster may be able to assist as witnesses in up coming court cases. There are many other ways you can help us and we can help with school projects, research etc.

Quick Find - Contact Us

The Hillsborough Justice Campaign
PO Box 1089
178 Walton Breck Road
L69 4WR
Tel / fax : 0151 2605262

email: hjcshop@tiscali.co.uk

Joseph Glover (May 26 1966 - May 12 1999

Joseph GloverThe following obituary was written by Simon Hattenstone in May 1999 following the tragic death of Joe Glover which we feel is a fitting tribute to Joe, a dearly loved member of our group.

In a terrible irony, Joseph Glover, one of the survivors of the Hillsborough Football Disaster 10 years ago, has died at the age of 32 after being crushed while unloading a wagon. His brother Ian died at Hillsborough, despite Joseph trying to resuscitate him with the kiss of life. For a long time, he slept on the gravestone of his dead brother.

Last weekend, the Guardian ran an article, Those Who Were Left Behind, in which Joseph spoke about his life over the past decade. Both he and a third brother, John who had also been at the FA Cup semi-final where 96 fans died, had been told by medical experts that they were so traumatised that they would be unlikely to ever hold down full time jobs again.

He said that until this year he'd never been able to talk about the day or its aftermath. "I felt so guilty. I felt it was wrong that I'd survived, especially being with him. Why did I get out?"

It was partly to alleviate their remaining sons' suffering that John Glover Sr helped set up the Hillsborough Justice Campaign last year to work with the thousands of traumatised survivors as well as the bereaved. The campaign believed that the people of Liverpool had to be more active in their fight for Justice.

Joseph was a lovely, softly spoken man who was finally learning to come to terms with what he had seen; he was learning to live again. Last week, he said that there were still many bleak days, but there was a chink of light. His friends say that he had been fired up by the new campaign, driving round town leafleting people, chatting, reminding them why they couldn't forget about Hillsborough .

Joseph died pushing his friend out of the way of a five tonne marble load and taking the weight himself.