“The Gresford Disaster”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952
Keywords: disaster death mining
Found in: Britain

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"

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Recordings

References

  1. MacColl-Shuttle, pp. 11-12, "The Gresford Disaster" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. PBB 116, "The Gresford Disaster" (1 text)
  3. DT, GRESFORD
  4. Roud #3089
  5. BI, PBB116