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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His view of the flooding of Treweryn compared to the Aberfan disaster is certainly valid, but he overlooks the fact that the flooding of Tryweryn is being marked on its 50th anniversary.
The group of 12, which includes parents and siblings of the village's disaster victims, along with former pupils of Pantglas Junior School, have written a letter to the Echo and its sister paper the Merthyr Express about Capel Aberfan.
Local residents described the blaze which ripped through Capel Aberfan in the early hours of yesterday as "an inferno".
She hired the Aberfan cinema and gave a charity concert for the bereaved, and so the West End came to this small mining village in South Wales.
Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC) has announced a plan to close its office in Aberfan, Wales.
It crushed 20 homes and the local junior school in Aberfan.
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.
The move followed the Aberfan disaster in October, 1966.
Yesterday's announcement was hailed as "justice" for Aberfan.
On October 21,1966, a coal slag heap collapsed on to a primary school in Aberfan, south Wales, killing 116 children.
Aberfan Memorial Fund chairman Cliff Minett, who lost a son and a daughter in the tragedy, said the Government should act to end the long-running injustice.
The pit disaster village of Aberfan was celebrating yesterday after the Government decided to repay pounds 150,000 taken from their disaster fund more than 30 years ago.