Gresford mining disaster: rescue team leaving the air lock

Made:
1935-03-04 in United Kingdom
maker:
Bishop Marshall
and
Bishop Marshall
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'Gresford mining disaster: rescue team leaving the air lock'
      A photograph entitled 'Gresford mining disaster: rescue team leaving the air lock' taken in 1935 by Bishop Marshall for

'Gresford mining disaster: rescue team leaving the air lock' A photograph entitled 'Gresford mining disaster: rescue team leaving the air lock' taken in 1935 by Bishop Marshall for

A photograph entitled 'Gresford mining disaster: rescue team leaving the air lock' taken in 1935 by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald.

The Gresford disaster was one of the worst in British history. 266 men died in an explosion at Gresford Colliery near Wrexham in north Wales. Although the disaster occurred in 1934, recovery teams were sent down the pit in 1935 in relation to the court inquiry.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/10604
type:
photographic print
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford