- Title Pages
- Chapter 1 The Disaster
- Chapter 2 The Village
- Chapter 3 The Coalfield
- Chapter 4 The Industry
- Chapter 5 The Colliery<sup>1</sup>
- Chapter 6 The Aftermath
- Chapter 7 Sir Stafford Cripps
- Chapter 8 The Working Mine
- Chapter 9 The Inquiry
- Chapter 10 The Management
- Chapter 11 The Firemen
- Chapter 12 The Inspectorate
- Chapter 13 The Miners
- Chapter 14 The Union
- Chapter 15 The Reports
- Chapter 16 The Last Rites
- Appendix A Nationalisation (see p. 69)
- Appendix B The Davy Lamp (see p. 157)
- Appendix C Butties (see p. 158)
- Appendix D Owners (See p. 72)
This chapter discusses the inquiry into the Gresford disaster. A commission was appointed led by Chief Inspector of Mines, Sir Henry Walker CBE LLD. The hearing dragged on for the greater part of two years and Commissioner Walker's conduct of it was frequently under attack. Church House, Wrexham, the building chosen for the sessions, was also barely adequate to accommodate the officials, the witnesses and their representatives, the press and all the local people, chiefly miners, who wanted to listen to the proceedings.
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