THE families of three Ellesmere Port victims of the Hillsborough disaster will receive the files on the tragedy on September 12.
The Hillsborough Independent Panel has set the date for when it will release previously confidential information to those people who lost loved ones at the FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989.
The Independent Panel has accessed and analysed documents from more than 80 organisations and running to more than 400,000 pages. Subject to the wishes of the families, disclosure of the documents to the wider public will follow.
Nick Delaney, 32, still lives in Horstone Gardens, in the house he had shared with his parents, sister Catherine and 19-year-old brother James in 1989.
James, a machinist at Vauxhall and a former Ellesmere Port Catholic High School pupil, never returned home.
Nick is convinced the stress following his brother’s death contributed to the deaths of their parents.
He suspects that the more controversial documents will have been lost or destroyed.
Nick said: “They’ll tell you what everyone knows but in a nice way. I don’t think they’ll ever bring Maggie Thatcher down.”
Nick hints that, coming 23 years after the tragedy, the release of the documents should have happened sooner.
He added: “Justice is justice, that’s what you want. But the mothers and fathers of the victims are all going one by one. They’re not seeing it.
“If it comes out that’s a good thing but I don’t think we’ll get much coverage. All the documentation has been hidden.
“It’s took my mum and dad out and my sister is not very well. I’ve got a daughter and I’m trying to look forward.”
Nick’s mum went on hard-hitting talk show After Dark five days after the disaster, and gave a harrowing description of the way James’s body was kept in a gymnasium along with most of the other 94 fans who died that day.
Syd and Sheila Edwards, 74, from Great Sutton, lost their 29-year-old son Christopher at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in 1989.
And Margaret Hennessy, 79, remains in Northern Rise, where her 29-year-old self-employed son James Hennessy, a friend of James Delaney who travelled on the same coach to the game, had resided.
James, a keen mod, had been working for Ellesmere Port and Neston Council and had planned to start his own plastering business.
He was married and had a young daughter, Charlotte, who was seven.
Jim, as he was known, had attended Liverpool’s 1988 FA Cup semi-final, which was also held at Hillsborough against the same opposition.