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NewFerryExplosion.com was a joint community project.
Since in-depth and truthful information regarding the explosion is widely distributed over the internet and often difficult to find, this website was created out of a need for there to be one central online location for all of the information regarding the New Ferry Explosion.
It was maintained and updated by a collaboration of people from the New Ferry Residents Association, The New Ferry Traders Association, The New Ferry Community Land Trust and the Justice for New Ferry Campaign. Contributors to this site come from all of these groups, as well as from individuals or groups who were in any way been involved in the explosion or it's aftermath.
This website aims to present only the truth. This is an absolute essential necessity for this website as elsewhere online you will find articles written that often include statements from organisations or individuals with opinion or bias of some nature, be they personal agenda or political bias or even self-protection - who knows their reasoning.
The only places on this website that you might find personal opinions or bias statements are in: reported media articles which carry third-party quotes; press releases from individuals or groups or governing authorities; reports presented herein whether complete or in part; and in any published personal impact statements whether complete or in part.
This website is a now in an archive state, meaning that no further contributions are required for it and no further information will be added to it.
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Notes of Thanks
Our thanks go to every individual and organisation who has helped contribute to this website.
We give special thanks to the Liverpool Echo, who have always supported the communities of New Ferry and Port Sunlight. Their reporters, for both their online and paper publications, have followed the story constantly over the entire time since the explosion, more than any other media, and they have done so with great respect to the victims. Most of the images on this site are sourced from the Liverpool Echo and are rightly attributed to them.
We give thanks to Wirral TUC, who donated two full-colour printed banners for the Justice for New Ferry campaign. You may have seen these banners at the blast site, and also displayed where-ever a JFNF protest or campaign was occurring.