Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 1934

Nadine and I walked up to the Dime Store. Lost my hat. Saw Pauline. Went to Gweyn's. She is sick.

Gresford Disaster
Gresford Disaster - September 22, 1934

The Gresford Disaster was one of Britain's worst coal mining disasters and mining accidents. It occurred on September 22, 1934 at Gresford Colliery near Wrexham, in north-east Wales, when a violent explosion shook a section of the Main seam of the mine, over a mile from the bottom of the shaft, and a fire took hold. A total of 266 men died. Only eleven bodies were ever recovered from the mine.

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