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Aberfan Disaster claims records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D18

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Aberfan Disaster claims records

Short Title: Aberfan Disaster claims records

Creation date(s): 1966-1970

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): National Coal Board

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: On the 21 October 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a tip of coal waste slid onto the village of Aberfan in South Wales. These papers relate to claims made against the National Coal Board following the disaster at Aberfan.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Aberfan Disaster claims records comprising of estimates, accounts and correspondence, 1966-1970

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The files were deposited anonymously with the National Museums and Galleries of Wales and transferred to the Record Office. They appear to have originated in the office of the Chief Fire and Loss Assessor of the National Coal Board.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from the National Museums and Galleries of Wales, 2001

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Archives finding aids

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2006


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