The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95574   Message #1859774
Posted By: bradfordian
15-Oct-06 - 07:37 PM
Thread Name: Aberfan disaster 40th anniversary - 21 Oct 1966
Subject: BS: Aberfan 40th anniversary 21/10/66
"On the 21st of October 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a man-made mountain of coal waste slid onto the village of Aberfan in South Wales.   The elementary school building was the first structure in its path and the school was demolished by a thousand tons of black mud". Words from this website
I know there is a thread for Aberfan songs, but I just thought that as many of us Brit 'catters are of the baby boomer generation, this event had a major impact on us at the time even though we were very far away. Think of the everlasting impact on Aberfan & the mining communities. I just thought it would be appropriate to provide a space for folks to give vent to their feelings/emotions/thoughts. The song Grey October mentioned in the thread "Songs About Aberfan" was the one I heard & related to.