This file includes the following items. Handwritten notes explaining the contents of the file and annotated documents divided into sections on "Delay", "144", "capacity", "Number of turnstiles", "Breaches of the Green Guide regarding pens", "Breaches of the Green Guide regarding crush barriers", "Breaches of the Green Guide regarding the tunnel", "First Aid", Distribution of fans". Statement of David Bownes, Chief Licensing Officer, Sheffield City Council. With Summary of documents [Submitted to the Taylor Inquiry] and list of correspondence between Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. Transcript of evidence of David Bownes, Chief Licensing Officer, Sheffield City Council at the Taylor Inquiry. Final Submission on behalf of Sheffield City Council to the Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry. Witness Statement of David Bownes, June 1990. Handwritten notes "summary of responsibilities". ... more
Regarding procedural and administrative matters of the Resumed Inquests; Pre Inquest Review; Use of evidence and witnesses. The file is divided by the different solicitors.
The first part of the file is labelled "DPP" and includes correspondence between HM Coroner and Hammond Suddards, Solicitors [South Yorkshire Police].
The second part of the file includes correspondence from solicitors acting on behalf of relatives of the deceased and witnesses giving evidence at the Inquests. Also includes papers relating to the draft summaries of fact.
A file divider labelled "Acting for Football Supporters Association- Hill Dickinson", enclosing related papers with regards to their case. ... more
Submission by David Bownes, Chief Licensing Officer on behalf of Sheffield City Council to the Lord Justice Taylor Inquiry, with supporting documents; Index; Introduction. Background details legislation and Green Guide; Statement by David Bownes, Chief Licensing Officer, Administration and Legal Department, Sheffield City Council; Home Office Circulars; Administration of the certificating function of South Yorkshire County Council. Includes: The Background to certification; The progress of the Safety Certificate Application with particular reference to the Leppings Lane End of the stadium; The grant of the Certificate; The Inspection system which is operated by South Yorkshire County Council; Examples of inspection; Issues arising other than inspections; The Sheffield City Council as Certifying Authority with effect from 1 April 1986. Includes: The initial administration system; Review of the administrative system; Comments on the new administrative system; The role of the administration and legal department in the Certification System; The Inspection system operated by Sheffield City Council; The Inspection System; Details of Inspections at Hillsborough in 1986, 1987 and 1988; Why were the Administration and Inspections Systems changed when Sheffield City Council became A Certificating Authority?; The role of the Home Office; The Certifying Authority's response to the Bradford Disaster and the Popplewell Report; The Semi-Final in 1981; The installation of, and alterations to, the radial fences on the Leppings Lane Terrace. Includes the proposals in 1981 and 1985; Other references to the Leppings Lane end of the stadium, 1980 - 1988; Further comments on the Certifying System; Sheffield Wednesday: The up to date position; Further general comments. Includes: General Safety Certificate Conditions 3, 6, 9, 10, 11(4), 15(1), 16, 18(2), 24, 28; The layout on the Leppings Lane Terrace with particular reference to Pens 3 and 4; Crush barriers on the Leppings Lane Terraces, Layout, Strength, Height, The Access Tunnel, to the Leppings Lane Terrace; The wall at the Leppings Lane Turnstiles; Prohibition Notices in respect of Sheffield Wednesday; The Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987; The Safety Certificate; Directional Signs in the relation to access to the ground; Means of egress onto the pitch from Leppings Lane Terrace; Documents relating to the Submission, Includes Home Office Circulars; Correspondence between Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, South Yorkshire County Council, Sheffield Health Authority, Sheffield City Council, Eastwood and Partners, South Yorkshire Police, Football Association, South Yorkshire County Fire Service, Messrs Irwin Mitchell and Co, Solicitors, Notes of meetings at Hillsborough Stadium, Certificates from Eastwood and Partners; Report to General Purpose Panel, Sheffield City Council; ... more
Evidence of David Knight, publican, ['Commercial Hotel', Chapeltown] Evidence of Eunice Burgin, shop assistant, [S. Beres, Butchers, Hillsborough] Evidence of Olive Mayhew, petrol pump cashier, [Lowe Bros. Tools Ltd, Hillsborough] Evidence of Andrew Foster-Ash, local resident Evidence of Diane Findlay Guilland-Cumming, local resident Evidence of Lynne Stevenson, shop assistant, [Jenny's Sandwich Shop] Evidence of James Eckford, local resident Evidence of Susan Margaret Gunstone, local resident Discussion Application by Mr King, Counsel for bereaved and injured ... more