Work on a memorial wall dedicated to the victims of the Gresford disaster is underway in Wrexham.
Every year, locals do their part to remember those who lost their lives in the coal mine explosion that occurred on September 22, 1934.
On this same date in 2022, Wrexham Miners Rescue Station will unveil a memorial wall made up of bricks containing the names, job titles and ages of the 266 miners who lost their lives on that fateful day in 1934.
The wall will be placed at the main entrance to the station and following the annual memorial service at Gresford itself on the same day, guests will be invited to attend the unveiling of the wall at the station.
The relief station has confirmed that work on the wall framework has begun.
Today we started building the framework for the Gresford Miners Memorial… so now the BIG question how to display the bricks 🧱 Alphabetically by last name Chronological by age or just Random @wrexham @leaderlive @love_wrexham @WrexhamMatters @wrexhamcbc @ThisIsWrexham pic.twitter.com/MwiS5e2p2q
– THE RESCUE (@GeorgeP18602063) June 9, 2022
George Powell, who bought the station from its previous owner around eight years ago, revealed the bricks would be placed in alphabetical order.
He says this will make any “future investigation” easier.
Wrexham Miners Rescue Station was originally built for the purpose of training a coal mine rescue team.
The Wrexham Warehouse project, which moved to the site in 2020, now aims to “save a building, built to save people”.
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