Gresford

Album: not on an album (1934)
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  • Also known as "The Miners' Hymn" (with or without the apostrophe), this mournful instrumental is similar melodically to "Abide With Me". It was written by Robert Saint to commemorate the Gresford mining disaster of September 1934 in Wales. Saint was born at Hebburn in the north of England, and had himself worked as a miner. "Gresford" is a favourite with brass bands.

    In 1970, George Lister added words to the hymn, twenty years after the death of its composer. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
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