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Prince of Wales to visit Aberfan 50 years since disaster

The Prince of Wales will visit the memorial garden later today. Credit: PA images

The Prince of Wales will visit Aberfan today to mark 50 years since the Aberfan disaster, when 144 people were killed by a coal tip which collapsed onto the small mining village.

Prince Charles will visit the memorial garden.

Her Majesty The Queen visited the village shortly after the disaster in 1966, and spoke to the parents of children who had died.



School ensures Aberfan legacy lives on in next generation

For those families that lost loved ones, how Wales remembers the Aberfan disaster has always been difficult - particularly within those communities which continue to bear a raw grief.

One school, close to the events of that fateful day, is finding ways to help the next generation learn and reflect - and hoping to ensure those short lives lost leave a long legacy.

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