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Aberfan in the Parish of Merthyr Tydfil

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"Aberfan is a former coal mining village in South Wales, 4 miles (6 km) south of the town of Merthyr Tydfil. The Taff Trail ... runs through Aberfan from Troed-y-rhiw, to Treharris. The River Taff also flows through Aberfan. On 21 October 1966, it became known for the Aberfan disaster, when a colliery spoil tip collapsed into homes and a school, killing 116 children and 28 adults." wikipedia

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Biography

References to the village of Aberfan at

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Church History

Various items  - on People's Collection Wales

  • Capel Aberfan 
  • Bethania Chapel, Aberfan
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Description & Travel

Aberfan on Alan George's site

Various landscapes  - on People's Collection Wales

You can see pictures of Aberfan in the Parish of Merthyr Tydfil which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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History

Aberfan 1966 - part of the Coalfield Web Materials site

Aberfan War Memorial - on the Roll of Honour site

The Aberfan Disaster  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

Multiple items re the Aberfan Disaster  - on People's Collection Wales

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO070001 (Lat/Lon: 51.691921, -3.346859), Aberfan in the Parish of Merthyr Tydfil which are provided by:

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Social Life & Customs

Bryntaf Girls Band, 1934 - There was a tradition of jazz bands in Aberfan and Merthyr Vale and the most famous band of all was the Aberfan Coons Band.  - on People's Collection Wales

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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]