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Aberfan and the Free Wales Army – 48 years on

October 20, 2014

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How the Free Wales Army helped the Families of Aberfan

The injustices that the bereaved families of Aberfan had to deal with on top of their grief were beyond belief.

 

At 9.15am on the 21st October 1966, in a small mining village that quickly became know worldwide, ‘The Aberfan Disaster’ struck.  The unsuspecting Pantglas Junior School pupils and staff were preparing for a normal day.  Looming above them was the Mynydd Merthyr; the National Coal Boards’ dumping ground.  A deafening roar was heard by many, but there was no time to react.  The landslide took out 20 houses and demolished Pantglas; quickly burying it in a debris of slurry and loose rock.  Rescuers came from nearby villages to try and help the frantic parents, but to no avail.  144 lives were lost that day, of those 116 were children.

Who was responsible? The NCB of course.  Did they…

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