Aberfan Disaster

Published: 21 October 2021

Fifty-five years may have passed since the Aberfan disaster!

240 schoolchildren was at Pantglas Junior School when a coal waste tip came crashing down a hillside, engulfing the school and surrounding homes.

On that day - Friday 21 October 1966 - 116 children and 28 adults died, decimating the close-knit and thriving Merthyr Tydfil community in the south Wales valleys.