• News Feeds
Page last updated at 07:57 GMT, Friday, 16 July 2010 08:57 UK

The miners' hymn

Advertisement

Miners enter the pithead at Gresford Colliery near Wrexham in Wales, with bags of cement to seal off the mine

The film The Miners' Hymns at this year's Durham Festival is causing a stir in the mining community.

Controversially, the film leaves out perhaps the most important miners' hymn - Gresford.

Reporter Nicola Stanbridge remembers the miners who lost their lives in the coal mine explosion in Wrexham 76 years ago which inspired the hymn.


Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific