THINK TANK – The Aberfan Disaster (Part 1) – Episode 5

Series I | Episode 5

50 years ago, on October 21st at 9:15 am, the mining village of Aberfan, Wales, was the epicentre of the biggest disaster in Welsh history. 4 million cubic feet of debris fell from a coal slurry pit on the mountain top demolishing everything in its path. 144 people were killed including 116 children and 28 adults.

In this episode, I am joined by Dan Heard, journalist and Welsh Language co-ordinator at Xpress Radio. He talks to Amy Goddard, a singer songwriter who has written music about the Aberfan Disaster. He also talks to Louise Walsh, author of ‘Black River’ all about the reporting of the Aberfan 50 years ago.

Music by Francis Lintgren

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