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Prince Charles Honors Survivors of Mining Tragedy That Killed 116 Kids

21 October 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Today The Prince of Wales is in #Aberfan where he has planted a tree in the memorial garden. pic.twitter.com/2UT3gAZlnM

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Fifty years after one of the darkest days in Britain’s peacetime history, Prince Charles honored those who died in an infamous mining disaster on Friday.

Aberfan, a village in South Wales, lost a generation of 116 children ages 7-10 in 1966 when their school was engulfed in some 150,000 tons of mud and slurry â€.loosened by heavy rain and springs beneath â€. from the local coal waste dump. »

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Aberfan 50 years on: how best to remember the tragedy?

9 October 2016 1:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

In 1966 a coal slag heap collapsed on a school in south Wales, killing 144 people, most of them children. Poet Owen Sheers went back to the pit village and, using the people’s own memories, created a ‘film poem’ to commemorate the disaster

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‘How to talk about it? That’s been a struggle from the start.” Jeff Edwards, 58, pauses and shifts his weight in the armchair. We’re sitting in the front room of his house in Aberfan where for the past hour Jeff has been describing for me some of the difficulties experienced by the village in trying to negotiate the ongoing tightrope between memorial and healing, between sharing and silence, in the wake of the disaster that befell them 50 years ago. “Personally I found speaking about it better for me,” he continues, “in terms of my recovery. But other people, »

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