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Memorial to mine disater victims is unveiled.



Byline: STEVE BAGNALL

A MEMORIAL marking a disaster in which 266 miners died has been unveiled.

A special ceremony was held at the Llay Miners ' Heritage Centre on Thursday evening attended by families of the victims.

The Gresford Window is a stained glass stained glass, in general, windows made of colored glass. To a large extent, the name is a misnomer, for staining is only one of the methods of coloring employed, and the best medieval glass made little use of it.  mural depicting colliery scenes with the names of the miners.

It replicates the Gresford Disaster The Gresford Disaster was one of Britain's worst mining disasters. It occurred on September 22, 1934 at Gresford Colliery near Wrexham, in north-east Wales, when 266 men died in a gas explosion.  Mural in Gresford church.

A separate memorial at Gresford, which includes pithead winding gear, also carries the names of all those who died.

The dedication was led by Canon David Griffiths with a blessing from Canon Pauline Walker.

On September 22, 1934 at 2.08am a violent explosion shook the Dennis section of the mine, over a mile from the bottom of the shaft, and a fire took hold.

At the time 500 men were working underground. Further explosions occurred in which one of the seals on the shaft blew out and a surface worker was killed by the flying debris.

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 at Llay Miners'' Heritage Centre (inset) lists the names of the victims. Below: The pithead at the time of the disaster
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Date:May 30, 2012
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