BBC radio news reports read by Stuart Hibberd from September 22nd 1934 - the day of the Gresford mining disaster in north east Wales, when 266 men died in one of Wales' worst pit disasters. Archive footage from the mine on the day of the underground explosion is seen.

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Gresford
First broadcast:
15 November 2007

Students could look at why coal mining was such a dangerous job. They could find out what caused this particular disaster and look at how Gresford remembers the tragedy. Students could then present the information in a different way such as in a newspaper article, a letter to a relative or as a written memorial service.