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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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lt;BAnother body is brought from the shattered Pantglas Junior School in the Aberfan disaster in 1966
They expressed their sympathy by donating money to the community's Aberfan Disaster Fund so that the village could rebuild itself for the future generations and that generosity was appreciated by the community at that time.
After the Aberfan Disaster a huge fundraising campaign was held in Coventry, collecting PS4,000, which is estimated at being the equivalent of about PS60,000 today.
ON THE One of the films he shot which he recently converted to DVD and posted You-Tube is of the aftermath of the 1966 Aberfan disaster where 144 people, including 116 children were when a colliery spoil tip collapsed on to a primary school and cottage.
Coincidentally, Peter Ackerley was inspired to become a bobby when he saw, as a schoolboy, a photo of a policeman carrying a child from the wreckage of the 1966 Aberfan disaster.
The move followed the Aberfan disaster in October, 1966.
A YOUNG boy yesterday pays a poignant tribute to an earlier generation of children who died in the horrific Aberfan disaster 40 years ago.
Almost one in three survivors of the Aberfan disaster are still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder 37 years on, a new study says today.
FAMILIES of the Aberfan disaster victims last night called on the Government to return pounds 2 million "stolen" from their relief fund more than 30 years ago.
Silent services were held yesterday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster which claimed 144 lives.
SIR - With the recent 50th anniversary of the opening of Llyn Celyn, and the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, what lessons have most of the people of Wales learned from these events?
AN ARSONIST has admitted burning down a historic chapel which played an important role in the aftermath of the Aberfan disaster - because he got "a kick" from seeing the fire service turn up.