Wales Aberfan

Aberfan disaster: Marking 54 years since disaster struck the south Wales village

On 21st of October 1966, disaster struck the village of Aberfan when 150,000 tonnes of coal waste slid down a hillside, engulfing Pantglas Junior School.

Schoolteacher who led pupils to safety in Aberfan disaster dies aged 86

Gareth Jones, one of Mrs Williams' former pupils who was six-years-old at the time, said her "quick thinking" saved his life.

Who was George Thomas and what was his role at Aberfan?

The latest series of Netflix's The Crown features the story of Aberfan and the role of former Welsh Secretary George Thomas.