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 the Pantglas Primary School. 116 children were lost that day and 28 adults.
50 years on Wales remembers those that were lost.
Hug your children a little tighter this evening.