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Today marks the 54th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster. Dennis, when he was 18 years old, wearing his TA uniform. In the weeks after the disaster, the community slowly accepted … TODAY marks 54 years since the Aberfan disaster. His experience at Aberfan inspired him to work in the medical field for his entire career. Aberfan is a former coal mining village in the Taff Valley 4 miles (6 km) south of the town of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. More than 150,000 tonnes of coal … Aberfan in Wales as it looks like today, 50 years on from the disaster (Image: PA). ... Old coal mine sites in south Wales 'need urgent review after Storm Dennis Floods' MPs warn UK Government. He has just retired after 41 years in the ambulance service. At 9.13am on the 21st of October 1966, disaster struck the south Wales village of Aberfan when 150,000 tonnes of … On 25 October 1966, after resolutions in both Houses of Parliament, the Secretary of State for Wales formally appointed a tribunal to inquire into the disaster. Before the tribunal began, Elwyn Jones, the Attorney General, cautioned the media that commenting on matters to be investigated by the tribunal could lay them open to the same consequences as contempt of court. Disaster struck the South Wales village on October 21 1966. Then it was on the news as well. Aberfan 06:00, 13 JUN 2020. My mum said there’s a disaster taken place in Aberfan, apparently the school had collapsed. Sitting alongside Lord Justice Davies on the inquiry were the civil engineer Harold Harding and Vernon Lawrence, the former Clerk to the More than 50 years ago, Aberfan, a small coal mining town in Wales, was irreversibly changed in a few minutes when 144 people, mostly school children, were killed by a coal-waste landslide.

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