RIP Anne Williams
Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:22 AM
Now THAT's a woman that deserves a £10 million funeral, paid for by the state.
Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:08 PM
A while back now -- it must've been last December or even earlier -- I was writing an article on the Hillsborough Disaster which was to come to roughly 7000 words, and I felt as if I needed some interviews. I had already interviewed a couple of survivors across the country and decided that I wanted to speak to Anne in person. Through some rather amateurish detective work on the Hillsborough sub-forum at RAWK and on twitter I found her email address. I fired off an email.
Now with this email address being advertised as strictly for survivors in need of emotional support, I was almost apologetic in my tone as I asked her to meet for a quick interview on the aftermath of the disaster -- specifically the poor treatment of her son Kevin who was reportedly seen alive up to 1 hour after apparently all of the victims were dead. However I needn't have worried; she was a wonderful lady who was at this point struggling with ill health with a remarkable sense of dignity.
From my conversation with Anne I could tell that she was but an ordinary woman in appearance, but this was incredibly deceptive as she had an inner strength the like of which I have never seen before. She possessed a quietly resolute attitude to what was an obviously traumatic period in her life. She did not hide her views on anything, nor did she lay excessive claim to a disaster which she viewed as a public matter and not just something personal.
If only there were more people like Anne in the world; it truly would be a great and just world in which to live.
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