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Surviving Aberfan

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annandale Thu 20-Oct-16 23:09:17

Oh God.

Happened before I was born, read about it in David Lodge's novel How Far Can You Go.

Almost unbelievable as things are now that the NCB were so careless with lives.

Wolfiefan Thu 20-Oct-16 23:10:57

I watched the programme about the Young Wives. Is this a new programme?
I was very close to tears. So moving. Such horror and loss.

Davros Thu 20-Oct-16 23:15:39

I remember it, I was 6 at the time. It was a big story, national disaster. Appalling how they were treated but very interesting

Wolfiefan Thu 20-Oct-16 23:17:22

It was little details that made it real for me. The little girl who was told she couldn't wear her new shoes to school that day and never came home. So many heartbreaking moments.

elephantoverthehill Thu 20-Oct-16 23:21:50

I was 1 at the time so obviously don't remember it, but I do remember a primary school teacher telling us about it. She may have been Welsh. As a class we were very shocked. She told us that lots of people came to the area after, not to help so much as to gawp.

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