By Stanley Williamson

The worst catastrophe of the North Wales coalfield – one of many worst within the historical past of the British mining – happened in 1934, killing 256 males and devastating a small group. Stanley Williamson’s account attracts on his personal interviews with the bereaved and people curious about the rescue, in addition to the experiences of the following inquiry and the documents of the North Wales Miners’ organization. Williamson covers the inquiry, and the real matters it raised, intimately and charts the best way Sir Stafford Cripps, representing the North Wales miners, introduced an assault quite often social and commercial approach of which the was once a part.

"An clever and well-informed documentary narrative of the catastrophe and the reputable inquiry."—The fiscal heritage Review

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Schools were greatly wanted by the inhabitants ‘who, being employed in agricultural labour, would allow their children to remain much longer in school than in the neighbouring coal and iron districts’. Here was another aspect of the Gresford scene which was mostly passed over in silence by admirers of its pastoral attractions, although occasional hints were given. ’ The picturesque heart of Gresford village, which survives almost untouched today, was spared these unsightly intrusions because it had the good fortune to lie on the right side of, literally, a great divide known to geologists as the Wrexham Fault and one of the determining factors in the later history of this part of North Wales.

6 These mines were by modern standards almost puny. A qualified observer in 1851 put the total underground area worked by a pair of shafts at no more than five acres, at a correspondingly shallow depth. Working conditions were also still primitive:7 in spite of legislation inspired by appalling accidents in other coalfields it was still possible for a mine in North Wales to be worked from a single shaft, divided in two by a brick wall only nine inches thick, leaving a downcast pit no more than three feet in diameter.

Midway through 1929 the second minority Labour Government took office with the problem of unemployment in general, and the plight of the coalfields in particular, at the top of its agenda. Within a month the President of the Board of Trade announced that the government intended to take . . powers to compel colliery owners to conform to the rules of a district organization inaugurated with the approval of owners of collieries producing the majority of the output of the district, . . power . . to initiate a scheme in any district which fails to constitute an organization .

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