Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
GresfordThe Anatomy of a Disaster$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Stanley Williamson

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238928

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313240

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 18 October 2021

The Colliery1

The Colliery1

Chapter:
(p.40) Chapter 5 The Colliery1
Source:
Gresford
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313240.005

This chapter describes the operations at Gresford Colliery, in particular the Dennis Section. Parts of the section were less up-to-date compared to others. In the districts known as 20s and 61s coal was still got by hand. Miners descending the Dennis shaft at the start of their shift emerged from the cage at the pit bottom to face a roadway running for 1,000 yards in an easterly direction down a gradient of 1 in 10. This was also the main ‘intake’ road along which air passed on its way into the workings. In 1934, there were about 2,200 men working at Gresford, 1,850 below ground and 350 on the surface. The underground workers were distributed over three shifts, with fewer during the night than on the other two shifts. It was estimated that on the night of Friday/Saturday 21/22 September there were 478 men in the mine.

Keywords:   Gresford Colliery, coal mines, coal mining, miners, Dennis Section

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.