This ticket is on display at the Museum of Liverpool and I thought that it was one of the most powerful items that they are currently exhibiting. It’s already inevitably an emotional reminder of the 97 people who lost their lives at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, a tragedy where so many lost their lives just because they wanted to watch football.
However, this ticket is even more poignant as it belonged to Andrew Sefton, a 23 year old who had travelled to Sheffield with four friends to watch the match. He was in pen three of the Leppings Lane end stand and he lost his life in the tragedy. Sefton’s favourite football player was Tottenham’s Gary Mabbutt and he attended the funeral on behalf of the club. The BBC have some more information and final pictures of Sefton at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-34452149.