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Gresford and the miners Hymn

Page history last edited by Ian Kimber 4 years, 5 months ago


 

Gresford and the miners Hymn

 

I recently listened to the following BBC radio4 programme in the Soul Music series and thought it was worth a quickly created local history/music crossover page making maximum use of links to web material.  

 

This is a link to the half hour long program

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01blj2b/Soul_Music_Series_13_Gresford_the_Miners_Hymn/

 

Gresford

 

Is an old coal mining village near Wrexham on the welsh borders this is a link to tell you about the village today

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gresford  what others have posted about the village

 

Ringing on both eights at Gresford, North Wales

 

 

The Gresford Mining Disaster

 

This was a terrible gas explosion that killed many miners in the 1930s and inspired the writing of a hymn specially dedicated to miners and has been used at the Durham Miners Gala and played by brass bands for many years

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwGbnq_uMQ4&feature=related     

 

A You tube presentation showing contemporary pictures and news material but the tune is not the real miners hymn

 

There are several modern folk songs on the subject

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJhmuUnsXWI&feature=related  Ewan MacColl taking a traditional approach

 

The Albion Band - Gresford Disaster  for a rather different take on the subject note they are the same words!

 

 

 

Gresford  the miners Hymn

 

   "Gresford" the Miners' Hymn, Craghead Colliery Band

 

 

 

   GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND PLAYS GRESFORD (THE MIners Hymn)

 

 

 

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