1934 Gresford mining disaster remembered on 80th anniversary

In the village of Gresford in the north-east of Wales special services are being held today to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Gresford mining disaster. It was on 22 September in 1934 that an explosion in the coal mine caused the death of 261 miners, 3 rescue men and 1 surface worker. Of the men underground at the time only 11 bodies were recovered. As reported in the Welsh newspaper the Daily Post, services are being held today and the museum in Wrexham (Welsh:Wrecsam) has a special exhibition paying tribute to the men and their families.

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