Gresford is a village and local government community found within the county borough of Wrexham in Wales. The village is situated close to the Welsh border with England and is almost contiguous with the slightly smaller village of Marford.
The History Of Gresford
There have been some attempts to claim that the village’s name was derived from the ancient Welsh phrase y groesfordd but this is a theory which is largely discredited in the face of plenty of evidence that the name is in fact English in origin.
The Village of Gresford is known to have existed at least as far back as the time of the Domesday Book in 1086, when it was recorded as “Gretford” within the Cheshire Hundred of Duddestan. This was by no means the only time that the settlement has been viewed as a part of England rather than Wales and in fact, like many border settlements, Gresford has seen alternating periods of English and Welsh domination throughout its existence.
Gresford’s more recent history has largely been dominated by its colliery and the coal mining industry, with that sector having provided much of the economic activity of the village throughout the 20th century. Arguably the most infamous incident of the village’s history also came at the colliery, in the shape of the so-called ‘Gresford Disaster’ in 1934. At this time an explosion underground at the Gresford Colliery led to the tragic deaths of 266 men.
Modern Day Gresford
Today, coal mining has long since declined in Gresford -as it has throughout Wales- but the village has managed to remain a fairly large centre of population. According to the 2001 census in fact, the Gresford community is home to over 5,000 permanent residents, making it comparatively large for a village.
This means that Gresford does see far more accidents and injuries than most villages, due simply to the law of averages. It is for this reason, therefore, that residents may find it beneficial to learn a little more about Gresford accident claim proceedings.
Gresford Accident Claim Proceedings
If you suffer an injury that was demonstrably somebody else’s fault in the Welsh village, then you may be entitled to pursue Gresford accident claim proceedings. These Gresford accident claim cases are the way by which you can gain financial recompense for the pain and hardships caused by the injury which was no fault of your own.
If this makes you think that you may be entitled to seek such personal injury compensation then the very best people for you to contact are undoubtedly Accident Advice Helpline. You can seek their expert advice and guidance 24 hours a day and seven days a week by calling either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992.