Aberfan


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Aberfan

a former coal-mining village in S Wales, in Merthyr Tydfil county borough: scene of a disaster in 1966 when a slag heap collapsed onto part of the village killing 144 people (including 116 children)
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After the Aberfan disaster on October 21, 1966, the photographer spent several days capturing images of the aftermath of the tragedy.
Jimi said, 'I don't want to go on Top of the Pops, I want to go to Aberfan, I want to go to the disaster site'" Ray, now 72, said.
American rock musician Jimi Hendrix is said to have visited Aberfan five months after the disaster
The chairman of trustees at the Aberfan Memorial Charity, David Davies, said he discovered the theft while walking in the cemetery on Sunday as he went to lay flowers at graves.
Residents of the Welsh village attended a day of commemorative events, including a memorial service at Aberfan Cemetery.
I well remember my own visit with Prince Philip after the disaster, and the posy I was given by a young girl, which bore the heart-breaking inscription, "From the remaining children of Aberfan.
The waste material had been piled high on the side of Mynydd Merthyr - above Aberfan - for years, even though there were numerous underground springs below.
The First Minister said, We will never forget the men, women and school children who tragically lost their lives in the Aberfan disaster 50 years ago.
The tragedy in the mining village of Aberfan, South Wales, killed 116 children and 28 adults on October 21, 1966.
They initially called themselves The Aberfan Young Wives, but later, with the youngest member reaching 61, they dropped the "Young".
A build-up of water following weeks of heavy rain had made the heap of coal waste dangerously unstable and it collapsed, smashing into Aberfan.
Global Banking News-July 3, 2014--Barclays to close office in Aberfan, Wales