A new mural in Anfield has been created by local artist Paul Curtis of Anne Williams. Anne was instrumental in seeking the truth, fighting for, and achieving justice after the Hillsborough tragedy.
Paul who has created over 150 pieces of public art started on Monday and was today adding the finishing touches ahead of Liverpool FCs first home game of the season against Burnley this Saturday.
The award-winning artist is currently working on his largest ever mural at Ainsdale Toad Hall.
Rupen Ganatra and his parents who commissioned the mural had been a family friend for many years and wanted to pay tribute to Anne and keep her memory alive.
“Anne Williams had been a dear friend of ours for many years, as far back as when Anne took on the establishment on her own, whether it was in the UK or as far along as the European Courts, she had been instrumental in the final outcome.
Little did we know just how much of an impact her efforts would make in the future when the truth finally came out and the verdicts were overturned, thanks largely to the discoveries Anne had made of evidence, witnesses, survivors, and families affected by Hillsborough.
For this reason, we feel a memorial tribute of some sort is the least we could do to remind the city of her efforts and also for future generations to learn an important history of the City.
May her soul rest in eternal peace.”
Anne was a mother of three from Formby who worked part-time in a newsagents, and had fought hard for a new enquiry into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, her actions being prompted by the death of her own son Kevin at Hillsborough.