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Hancock's Lane End Clayhole during the coal strike "

Lane End Brickworks, Buckley


My grandfather, Thomas Hewitt, worked at the Elm Colliery, and Gresford. While waiting for his works transport at the Square to go to Gresford on the day of the disaster, a neighbour said, "Good luck, I've had a dream that something bad will happen at the pit." About half the men carried on to work and half turned back home, including Thomas, who later formed part of the rescue party. He lived at 174, Mold Road, in a row of six houses.

His wife was Lizzie, and the children were Elsie, Emily, Len, Gwen and Rhoda.

Author: Evans, Glenys


Year = 1912

Event = Historic

Gender = Mixed

Landscape = Industrial

People = Group

Work = Heavy Industry

Extra = 1910s

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