Surviving Aberfan: The People's Story (2020)

Surviving Aberfan The People s Story Britain and the world were shocked in October by live television pictures coming from a small mining village in Wales They showed a human tragedy unfolding after thousands of tons of coal waste f
  • Title: Surviving Aberfan: The People's Story
  • Author: Sue Elliott Steve Humphries Bevan Jones
  • ISBN: 9781786230348
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • Surviving Aberfan: The People's Story
    Britain and the world were shocked in October 1966 by live television pictures coming from a small mining village in Wales They showed a human tragedy unfolding after thousands of tons of coal waste fell from a mountainside onto its primary school and surrounding houses The majority of the 144 people killed were children under 12.After than 50 years the survivors ofBritain and the world were shocked in October 1966 by live television pictures coming from a small mining village in Wales They showed a human tragedy unfolding after thousands of tons of coal waste fell from a mountainside onto its primary school and surrounding houses The majority of the 144 people killed were children under 12.After than 50 years the survivors of that disaster among the worst in Britain s peacetime history still live with painful memories and all too real after effects In this first ever oral history of the tragedy, people who were there tell their stories, some speaking publicly for the first time Built around 27 extensive interviews, Surviving Aberfan is a story of official neglect and betrayal, horror and great sadness But it also demonstrates how courage, hope and effort can rebuild a devastated community and move forward.
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    One Reply to “Surviving Aberfan: The People's Story”

    1. 50 years since Aberfan and some survivors are only now ready to talk about their experiences I was just nine years old the day the terrible news broke and had only the haziest idea about where Wales was and even less about what a tip might be But the deaths of so many children as their school was engulfed could never be forgotten Still the memorial concert televised in October 2016 might have passed me by had it not been for my husband s vigilance A year older than me and growing up just a few m [...]

    2. Terrible eventIt s difficult to put together a review of a book detailing the day a coal board waste tip went into landslide engulfing a small village school The loss of many of the village children ,the grief of their families and long term psychological effects of trauma On a positive note it is a tale of a community banding together and creating a positive future with some stoic individuals Good wishes to all those who still carry memories of this dreadful day The National Coal Board official [...]

    3. A horror that must never be forgottenA very moving account of the terrible events on 21st October 1966, and the devastating consequences that continue to this day

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