Aberfan: Fifty Years On

This evening I had the honour to attend a memorial service marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Aberfan Disaster. It was a very moving service paying tribute to the 116 children and 28 adults that died on that day. As you can imagine it was a very somber service, the death of just one child is an emotive issue, the death of over 100 is almost incomprehensible. It was nice to see such a big turnout, with civic dignitaries from 10 different local authorities, the police, fire and ambulance services as well as the red cross.

It was an emotional evening, but what else would you expect from what is possibly the worst man made disaster in the history of Wales.

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