The Learning Renaissance

Aberfan: The mistake that cost a village its children

The story of what happened in the south Wales mining village of Aberfan is a devastating one which dealt a similar fate to the children who survived it.

It is exactly 50 years since tragedy swooped down on Aberfan killing 116 children and 28 adults.

Revisiting the ‘obscenity’ of 21 October 1966, and its aftermath is a stark reminder of the incongruities of the past.

Health and safety, counselling, accountability, litigation, compensation – at times met with derision – are the tenets of our modern day.

Aberfan is an upsetting reminder of perhaps why and how much our society changed so much in little over a generation.

Source: Aberfan: The mistake that cost a village its children

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