Aberfan Cemetery - Merthyr Vale - Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 41.476 W 003° 20.917
30U E 475902 N 5726758
Quick Description: The original Stone memorials erected in Aberfan Cemetery for the majority of the victims after the Aberfan disaster had begun to deteriorate and in 2007 the Aberfan Memorial Charity decided to replace and upgrade all of the memorial archways.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/26/2012 1:52:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMEA92
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 2

Long Description:
0n the 21 October 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a 40 feet high wall of black slurry, from a coal waste tip, high on the mountain above Aberfan, slid down onto the village, of Aberfan in South Wales.

Most of the disaster victims were buried in this Cemetery. There are over 1,000 graves on this steep hillside over-looking the small Welsh village of Aberfan, in the Vale of Merthyr, South Wales.

Photos of Aberfan Cemetry:- (visit link)
City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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