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GresfordThe Anatomy of a Disaster$
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Stanley Williamson

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238928

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313240

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The Inquiry

The Inquiry

Chapter:
(p.87) Chapter 9 The Inquiry
Source:
Gresford
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313240.009

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.

Keywords:   Gresford, coal mining, mining accidents, mining disasters, commission, Henry Walker

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