Wrexham FC is producing a Memorial Shirt in association with Umbro, to honour the 266 miners who died in the Gresford Colliery disaster seventy five years ago.

The Gresford Colliery Memorial Shirt will be available in blue, the same colour worn by the Wrexham FC players at the game against Tranmere Rovers, the fixture immediately after the disaster.

It will have the Gresford Colliery Memorial logo on its sleeve, as a reminder of the mining disaster that happened on Tuesday, 22 September 1934.

The memorial shirt is being sold for £20.00, but numbers are limited.

Paul Retout, Chief Executive commented: "We have had many people contacting the Club asking whether or not a memorial shirt would be available. We are therefore delighted to announce that Umbro have very kindly subsidised a blue shirt for us to sell in the Club Shop to commemorate the event.

Wrexham FC played its home game yesterday (22 September) in memory of the 266 miners who lost their lives in the Gresford Disaster to mark the 75th anniversary of the tragedy.

The club has decided that it should commemorate this disaster at the game against Luton Town FC, and have applied to the Football Conference for the game to be delayed by 15 minutes.

It was not unusual for the club to delay the games on Saturday to enable miners to arrive at the game on time, and the change in timing will be as a mark of respect to all men and their families that worked in the mines in the local area.


Wrexham and Luton players were wearing black arm bands and on the sleeve of the shirts there was the memorial design of the Gresford Wheel.

These shirts will be signed and given to the various Wrexham FC supporters groups to auction off in aid of charity.



Comments (2)

  1. fsc

umm... wich shirt is it?

  1. fsc

That blokes leg is the wrong way round !

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