Gresford Disaster, The

DESCRIPTION: 242 miners and three rescuers died in the Gresford mine explosion. The management is accused of destroying the fireman's records to cover criminal negligence. "Down there in the dark they are lying; they died for nine shillings a day"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952
KEYWORDS: disaster death mining
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Sept 22, 1934 - explosion of the Gresford pit mine (in Denbyshire) kills 265 miners and three rescuers
FOUND IN: Britain
REFERENCES (3 citations):
MacColl-Shuttle, pp. 11-12, "The Gresford Disaster" (1 text, 1 tune)
PBB 116, "The Gresford Disaster" (1 text)
DT, GRESFORD

Roud #3089
RECORDINGS:
Mrs. A. Cosgrave, "The Gresford Disaster" (on FSB3)
File: PBB116

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.