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Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Stanley Williamson

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240
Subject:
History, Social History

The worst disaster of the North Wales coalfield, and one of the worst in the history of the British mining industry, occurred in 1934, killing 256 men and devastating a small community. This book ... More


The Union

in Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240.014
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the history of trade unionism in North Wales. The Miners' Association of Great Britain, formed in 1841, sent representatives described as ‘lecturers’ and ‘missionary organisers’ ... More


The Coalfield

in Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240.003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter traces the development of coal mining in North Wales. The earliest references to the mining of coal in North Wales occur in Flintshire in the fourteenth century: at Mostyn on the Dee ... More


Epilogue

in Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240.017
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter details the closure of Gresford Colliery. The North Wales Area Director of the Coal Board declared that there was no justification for continuing production at Gresford after 1973. ... More


The Miners

in Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240.013
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers North Wales miners' apparent lack of concern for their own safety. It suggests that there are certain characteristics of the coalfield which persisted over sufficiently long ... More


The Village

in Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240.002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents a brief history and description of the village of Gresford in North Wales. For 400 years after the passing of the Acts of Union Gresford seems to have led an undisturbed life. ... More


The Industry

in Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240.004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes the decline of the coal mining industry and its impact on North Wales miners in the early twentieth century. The industry struggled with the world-wide industrial depression ... More


Sir Stafford Cripps

in Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240.007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on lawyer and politician Sir Stafford Cripps. Cripps was elected to the House of Commons in January 1931. In 1934 he responded to the appeal of the North Wales miners to ... More


In the days before Wigan

Stephen Catterall and Keith Gildart

in Keeping the Faith: A History of Northern Soul

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780719097102
eISBN:
9781526158390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526150974.00006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the locales and clubs that formed the foundation of the northern soul scene, including the Catacombs in Wolverhampton, the Torch in Stoke-on-Trent, and Blackpool Mecca. There is ... More


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