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Aberfan Resettlement and Compensation
Aberfan Resettlement and Compensation

Aberfan Resettlement and Compensation 1967


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Aberfan Resettlement and Compensation 1967

27 mins United Kingdom Director. Vic Hughes

On 21 October 1966 a coal tip above the village of Aberfan near Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, collapsed onto a school and houses, killing 116 children and 28 adults. Three months later, the Aberfan Disaster Fund, set up by Merthyr's Mayor, closed with a sum of over £1.6m. This Week reports on the overwhelming response to the disaster, the difficulties facing those responsible for distributing the money and criticism of some of the proposals. Meanwhile, residents of the nearby village of Cilfynydd voice their fears about living in the shadow of coal tips.

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Directed by

Vic Hughes


Coal on Film




United Kingdom



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