A WREXHAM-based project is set to do something special on the date the region pays tribute to the victims of the Gresford Disaster.

Each year, locals do their bit to remember those who lost their lives in the disaster which occurred on September 22, 1934.

On that same date in 2022, the Miners Rescue Station in Wrexham will be unveiling a memorial wall made up of bricks containing the names, job titles and ages of the 266 miners who lost their lives on that fateful day in 1934.

The wall will be placed at the main entrance to the station and following the annual memorial service in Gresford itself on the day, guests will be invited to attend the unveiling of the wall at the station.

George Powell, who purchased the station from its previous owner around 8 years ago, said: "The bricks have now been ordered and should be with us in 6 to 8 weeks. Once they are here we will be getting on with it and getting it all ready for the anniversary.

"We will then be holding an official unveiling for it on September 22 and it will be placed at the main entrance so that anyone visiting us will see it straight away.

"We have already had requests for further bricks to be made for the families of the miners, which we will be sorting once this wall is complete."

The wall will be put together by volunteers at the miners station who hope that they can also get family members of the miners involved in the project.

The Wrexham Warehouse Project supports young people, including care leavers and adults with learning disabilities.

In 2020, the group moved into the derelict and partly demolished Miners Rescue Station building on Maesgwyn Road.

Since then, they have been hosting a number of events, including for Halloween and Christmas, on site to raise funds for their ambitions to re-build the site whilst also keeping its 'uniqueness'.

It was originally built for the purpose of training a coal mining rescue team. The Wrexham Warehouse Project now aims to 'save a building, built to save people'.

George added: "We have been doing everything we can here to get the building back into use. We have held various projects here including Men's sheds and we currently have a cafe being built for people to use in the near future."