On this day in 1966, an avalanche of mud and rocks buries a school in aberfan, wales, killing 148 people the site of the disaster later became a park. 50 years on, wales honors those buried alive in a mountain of coal waste and slurry slid through aberfan in a black survivors of the disaster. Surveying the sombre gravestones of the 116 child victims of the aberfan disaster, bernard and andrew thomas pick out the names of their school friends there is. Thank you all for the kind comments and unbelievable stories of personal accounts may all their innocent souls rest in peace this was my first college. On 21 october, 1966 tip no 7 which forms part of the main complex of tips at aberfan slipped and descended upon part of the village killing 116 children and 29 adults.
It will be 50 years ago next week since the aberfan disaster, where a massive coal waste tip slid down the mountainside in the welsh mining village, killing 116. On october 21, 1966, a coal tip on the hillside above the town of aberfan in south wales collapsed, creating a tidal wave of slurry that descended on to houses and a. Aberfan cemetery – aberfan disaster memorials on the 21 october 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a tip of coal waste slid onto the village. Aberfan landslide disaster's 50th anniversary marked by release of new book the bravery of a teacher who tried to save his pupils as a mountain of coal slurry. There are good reasons, beyond respect and common decency, for revisiting the terrible story of aberfan.
At 915am on friday, october 21, 1966, a disaster struck a small welsh mining community which would devastate the village for a generation aberfan, the name of the. In 1966, a mining disaster in aberfan, wales, killed 144 people it was a completely preventable tragedy and 116 of the victims were children. Aberfan remembered aberfan - within uk: 01443 300 711 hopefully within the uk, this kind of disaster will never happen again.
50th anniversary of the aberfan disaster to be marked by all-star commemorative concert in cardiff wales' darkest day has moved many famous faces to take part. Corporatism and regulatory failure: government response to the aberfan disaster funded by the economic & social research council project director: professor iain mclean. Today marks the 45 anniverasary of the aberfan landslide disaster in this post, brett cherry and i review the events of that day and consider the lessons that can be. Find the perfect aberfan disaster stock photo huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable rf and rm images no need to register, buy now.
The aberfan disaster was not just the single most appalling event in modern welsh history what happened also represented a multiple betrayal of a whole community if the deaths of 116.
Fifty years on, the aberfan disaster told by the people who were there. Photographs of the aberfan disaster 1966, merthyr tydfil. Aberfan, wales gv pan, the aberfan area with men working at school building after being crashed in landslide lv crowds of men working, clearing rubble. Martin johnes and iain mclean on friday, 21 october 1966 a coal tip slid down a mountainside into the mining village of aberfan in the south wales valleys. The queen and prince philip visited aberfan on 29 october 1966 after the disaster the mayor of merthyr immediately launched a disaster fund to aid the village and. Read aberfan disaster 50 years on: mothers tell their stories in new documentary latest on itv news all the news. Aberfan disaster memorial garden, aberfan: see 46 reviews, articles, and 39 photos of aberfan disaster memorial garden on tripadvisor.
Wales falls silent as the country remembers the 50th anniversary of the aberfan disaster, in which 144 people - 116 of them children - died. After reading a post on trish and rob macgregor's, excellent blog about precognition and dreams, it reminded me of the tragic aberfan disaster in wales in the sixties. Magnum’s david hurn and ian berry look back on their coverage of the aberfan disaster 50 years on. The aberfan disaster was the catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip in the welsh village of aberfan , near merthyr tydfil , that killed 116 children and 28 adults on 21 october 1966. Executive summary the fortieth anniversary of the aberfan disaster (21 october 1966), in which 144 people, mostly children in a school, were killed by the slide of a. Get all the latest, breaking aberfan news on itv news videos, stories and updates.