The Gresford disaster occurred on September 22, 1934, at Gresford Colliery, Gresford, near Wrexham, in North East Wales, when an explosion killed 266 men and boys. Its cause was never proved but an inquiry found that failures in safety procedures and poor mine management were contributory factors. Gresford is one of Britain's worst coal mining disasters. Only eleven bodies were recovered, the rest were left entombed in the colliery's permanently sealed damaged districts.
Here is a photograph taken in 1948 on the occasion of the Clifton Methodist Church Sunday School anniversary. A happy day for all concerned on this special day.
Having written to Craig Whittaker MP, our local member of parliament asking where I could send him a copy of my new magazine. The last thing I expected was his offer to come and collect it and chat about how it was going.
The new magazine is now available at the following outlets: Harrison Lords, Bradford Road; Kitson's Newsagents, Commercial Street; Kershaw's Garden Centre, Halifax Road; Colin's Newsagent, Hipperholme and Bailiff Bridge Post Office, Cooperative Buildings.
It is also availabe through this website in the on-line store and can be bought using PayPal. You can also purchase it by contacting me on 01422-205763.
The reports in so far indicate it has been very well received. A number of customers have ordered the first year (four magazines) on subscription. The magazine is £3.75 for posting in the UK there is an additional £1.30 postage and packing charge. For overseas customers please ask with regards to the postage. To order all four magazines for the year is £20.
I have had a limited run printed for this first issue, please don't leave it too late before they sell out.