Fifty-Two years ago today, at 9:30 in the morning, a colliery waste tip slid down a mountainside and slammed into the very heart of the mining village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.

The landslide engulfed a farm cottage, killing all its occupants, twenty houses and the Pantglas Junior School before coming to rest.

144 people died that day, and 116 of them were children.

Rest In Peace.


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5 Responses to IN MEMORIUM

  1. George W says:

    I remember this like it happened yesterday. Terribly sad. Bless all of those who perished at Aberfan. And all similar disasters RIP

  2. Brian Edwards says:

    I cant believe more than 50 years have passed since that happened

  3. Emma says:

    OMG! I had no access to a computer yesterday and this would have totally passed me by if I had not seen this — I was not born when Aberfan happened but older people in my town used to talk about it. Thank you so much for the reminder. Diolch Jimmy

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  5. Claire Latimer says:

    everybody in wales remembers this – or if they dont then they should. nos dda to all the souls who lost their lives that day

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