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Aberfan in the Parish of Merthyr Tydfil

Description and Travel
Town Records


References to the village of Aberfan at

Description and Travel

Aberfan on Alan George's site

Aberfan photographs on the FreeFoto site


Aberfan 1966 - part of the Coalfield Web Materials site

Aberfan War Memorial - on the Roll of Honour site

The Aberfan Disaster - on People's Collection Wales  .......... and on Wikipedia

Aberfan - on BBC Wales   'On this Day'     
 "21 October 1966: Aberfan - a generation wiped out; It took just five minutes for the coal tip above Aberfan to slide down the mountain and engulf a farm, several houses and a school"

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Aberfan Disaster Inquiry, Chief Surveyor's papers  1950-1967  
  • Aberfan Photographs collection comprising of a volume of 99 photographs depicting engineering work on the remainder of the coal tips

Town Records

  • Aberfan Disaster Fund, Aberfan, Glamorgan
    • 1966-80: papers
      [National Library of Wales, Department of Manuscripts and Records]
    • 1967-1973: disaster fund management committee and sub-committee minutes
      [Glamorgan Record Office - Reference : Acc 1996/60]
  • Public Inquiry into the Aberfan Tip Disaster
    1966-69: proceedings, correspondents, tribunal proceedings etc
    [National Library of Wales, Department of Manuscripts and Records - Reference: Aberfan]


Aberfan in the Parish of Merthyr Tydfil [Last Updated : 6 March 2010 - Gareth Hicks]