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COMMUNITY | First-team players visit Miners Rescue Station

Players given tour and light candles for victims of Gresford Colliery Disaster

22 September 2023

Community

COMMUNITY | First-team players visit Miners Rescue Station

Players given tour and light candles for victims of Gresford Colliery Disaster

22 September 2023

First-team players from both our men’s and women’s team toured the Miners Rescue Station on Maesgwyn Road and lit candles for the victims of the Gresford Colliery Disaster.

Jordan Davies, James Jones and Will Boyle joined Del Morgan, Libby Mackenzie and Charlotte Bolland, as well as Wrexham AFC Women’s manager Steve Dale and assistant Josh Evans on a tour of the facility.

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The listed building, located off Mold Road within a stone’s throw of the SToK Cae Ras, is being restored for use by the community.

It features a museum, an art café and a memorial wall listing the names of the 266 victims of the Gresford Colliery Disaster – opened by Wrexham AFC manager Phil Parkinson last year.

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George Powell, of the Miners Rescue Station, and Alan Jones – chair of the North Wales Miners Association Trust – took the players on a tour of the Station yesterday (Friday September 21).

The players then lit candles ahead of the Station’s candlelit vigil for today’s anniversary of the Gresford Colliery Disaster.

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On the visit, Morgan said: “The Miners Rescue Station tells an important part of our town and community’s history and it is wonderful to see the work going on to preserve that.

“We’re proud to have been invited to tour the facility and to light candles as we all remember the victims of the Gresford Colliery Disaster.”

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Davies added: “Everybody in Wrexham knows families with links to the coal mines, and it’s great to have a facility so close to our home ground helping to preserve that history.

“We’d all like to thank George and Alan for taking the time to show us around, and George for having visited the players last week as we spoke about the Gresford Colliery Disaster.

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