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Aberfan in the Parish of Merthyr Tydfil


References to the village of Aberfan at

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Aberfan area or see them printed on a map.

Description and Travel

Aberfan on Alan George's site

Aberfan photographs on the FreeFoto site

You can see pictures of Aberfan which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Aberfan has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Aberfan to another place.


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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO070001 (Lat/Lon: 51.691878, -3.346901), Aberfan which are provided by:

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]