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I was 11 and though it wasn't the instant news and wall to wall coverage we see nowadays, it was headlines that you could not miss.I had never heard of the Aberfan disaster (was too young) but just looked it up now.
This was the valley's guys and how it was back then great mountains of slag and covering the mountain side..when I live in pontypridd just up the road was the Albion colliery in Cifynydd the slag heaps were enormousI was 11 and though it wasn't the instant news and wall to wall coverage we see nowadays, it was headlines that you could not miss.
A terrible tragedy that should never have happened
The miners from the local pits like Aberdare colliery walked over the mountain to get to the scene. .many didnt leave there for three days straight..to my eyes they were real hero's as were everyone that rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in..Remember it well Phil, unfortunately, and something I wouldn't like to have witnessed, but for volunteers like yourself it could have been a lot worse, but a very sad day for Wales.
Anyone who hasn't worked that out from day 1 needs a brain transplant...... the comment on covid not that you are a ray of sunshine..... although?John Edmunds, a member of Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), has warned that the coronavirus will be around for "evermore" as it is unlikely it will be eradicatedwww.mirror.co.uk
No wonder I am a ray of bleedin sunshine..