Aberfan – 50 Years On

In the dark welsh valley,
On the mountain side,
Lay the little children
Close to where they died.
Their little lives are ended
Before they reach their goal,
Tender little children
Have paid the price of coal.

We will never forget – Aberfan 21-10-66

On the morning of 21st October 1966 children went to school as like any other day. At 9.15am tragedy struck when an avalanche of coal waste engulfed theĀ Pantglas Primary School. 116 children were lost that day and 28 adults.

50 years on Wales remembers those that were lost.

I’ll admit that reading these articles on the BBC News page brought tears to my eyes. The photos of the disaster are especially upsetting. Such a tragic incident.

Hug your children a little tighter this evening.


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  1. October 22, 2016 / 12:50 am

    I had never heard about that šŸ™ how truly awful.

    • October 23, 2016 / 11:25 pm

      It was one of those things that all Welsh people know about. Even my/our generation who weren’t even alive know about it.

      It is truly awful.

  2. October 23, 2016 / 7:03 am

    I knew about the disaster from a TV show about the Queen. Such a tragedy for the whole community.

    • October 23, 2016 / 11:24 pm

      It’s just unimaginable! So sad.

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