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"
EARLIEST DATE: 1952
KEYWORDS: disaster death mining
Sept 22, 1934 - explosion of the Gresford pit mine (in Denbyshire) kills 265 miners and three rescuers
FOUND IN: Britain
REFERENCES (3 citations):
MacColl-ShuttleAndCage-IndustrialFolkBallads, pp. 11-12, "The Gresford Disaster" (1 text, 1 tune)
Grigson-PenguinBookOfBallads 116, "The Gresford Disaster" (1 text)
Mrs. A. Cosgrave, "The Gresford Disaster" (on FSB3)
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