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Aberfan is a former coalmining village in South Wales, 4 miles south of Merthyr Tydfil Town. The Taff Trail runs through Aberfan from Troed-y-rhiw, to Treharris. The River Taff also flows through Aberfan.

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Google previewEngaging with Heaven

by Geoff Daplyn

Aberfan is a small village that was situated in the heart of the coal mining industry . Slag heaps of mining waste were everywhere, including right next door to the village primary school. There had been torrential rain, not uncommon in South ...

Google previewThe Buffalo Creek Disaster (2011)

How the survivors of one of the worst disasters in coal-mining history brought s uit against the coal company--and won by Gerald M. Stern

Walter Cronkite began the CBS-TV nightly news on October 21, 1966, with this report: Aberfan is a coal-mining village in Wales. When mining first came to Wales, it brought jobs; it also brought ugliness and fear. Ugliness in the great dark hills ...

Google previewA Dictionary of British History (2004)

Aberfan disaster On 21 October 1966 an avalanche of sludge from a coal tip buried the primary school of this south Wales village, causing the loss of 144 lives, mostly young children. The subsequent inquiry blamed the tragedy on the lack of ...

Google previewThe Dream Encyclopedia (2009)

by James R. Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

On October 21, 1966, a massive mudslide engulfed the Welsh mining village of Aberfan. This disaster—spurred on by coal mining activities—killed 144 people, most of whom were schoolchildren. After the incident occurred, a natural disaster ...

Google previewA Lexicon of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis (2015)

by Jessica Kuper

Consider the Aberfan disaster in 1966, when 128 children and adults died in a cataclysm, a coal tip sliding down the mountain side and engulfing a South Wales mining town. A number of people reported precognitively, and in the presence of ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3E1R1F4A1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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