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Thread #95574   Message #1865073
Posted By: John MacKenzie
21-Oct-06 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: Aberfan disaster 40th anniversary - 21 Oct 1966
Subject: RE: BS: Aberfan 40th anniversary 21/10/66
I was in Swansea when it happened, and I went up next day to help, and waded through slurry in my cuban heeled boots, and my grey striped flares to volunteer. By then there was nothing I could do but stare in disbelief at the black slurry than ran like a river through the playground, over and round the school, then through poeple's back doors out the front doors, and down into the street. It was a very very sad sight indeed, and I shall always remember it.