Aberfan 50 years on: Anglesey broadcaster recalls one of the darkest days in Welsh history

Aberfan 50 years on: Anglesey broadcaster recalls one of the darkest days in Welsh history
 

The 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, one of Wales’ worst human tragedies, will be commemorated later this month.
Just after 9am on October 21, 1966 the children of Pantglas Junior were about to have morning assembly when the waste tip which loomed over the village cut loose and slid down Merthyr mountain to engulf the school and nearby houses snuffing out the lives of of 116 schoolchildren and 28 adults.
Anglesey-born broadcaster Gwyn Llewelyn was one of the first journalists to reach the village.
Gwyn presented the Welsh language news programme Y Dydd for TWW, the precursor of HTV... read more

 
8 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 31
Source: Daily Post
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