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Gresford : the Anatomy of a Disaster.

Author: Stanley Williamson
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1998.
Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The worst disaster of the North Wales coalfield? one of the worst in the history of the British mining industry? occurred in 1934, killing 256 men and devastating a small community. Stanley Williamson?s account draws on his own interviews with the bereaved and those involved in the rescue, as well as the reports of the subsequent inquiry and the records of the North Wales Miners? Association. Williamson covers the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Williamson
ISBN: 9781846313240 1846313244
OCLC Number: 437241549
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages).
Contents: Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1: The Disaster; 2: The Village; 3: The Coalfield; 4: The Industry; 5: The Colliery; 6: The Aftermath; 7: Sir Stafford Cripps; 8: The Working Mine; 9: The Inquiry; 10: The Management; 11: The Firemen; 12: The Inspectorate; 13: The Miners; 14: The Union; 15: The Reports; 16: The Last Rites; Epilogue; Appendix A: Nationalisation; Appendix B: The Davy Lamp; Appendix C: Butties; Appendix D: Owners; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts.

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The worst disaster of the North Wales coalfield? one of the worst in the history of the British mining industry? occurred in 1934, killing 256 men and devastating a small community. Stanley Williamson?s account draws on his own interviews with the bereaved and those involved in the rescue, as well as the reports of the subsequent inquiry and the records of the North Wales Miners? Association. Williamson covers the inquiry, and the important issues it raised, in detail and charts the way in which Sir Stafford Cripps, representing the North Wales miners, launched an attack on the whole social.

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