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Swansea University
Aberfan Study - An Unknown Spring (audio recordings)

Reference code(s): GB 0217 SWCC : AUD/Project/8

Held at: Swansea University

Title: Aberfan Study - An Unknown Spring (audio recordings)

Short Title: Aberfan Study - An Unknown Spring (audio recordings)

Creation date(s): 1967-1986

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 13 recordings

Name of creator(s):

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: In 1966 a coal waste tip slid down a mountainside destroying a farmhouse and engulfing Pantglas Junior School and about 20 houses in the village of Aberfan (Aber-fan) in South Wales. 144 people were killed, 116 of them children.
The study concentrates on the events and emotions following the disaster at the school. The study was part of a BBC documentary commemorating the 20th anniversary of the disaster.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Recorded interviews with individuals affected by the Aberfan disaster 1966, including teachers, parents of victims and other individuals. The study includes a recording of The Aberfan Thank You Show 1967 (c) a variety show performed by the surviving children of Pantglas Junior School. The recordings were made in 1986 and 1967 (c) but they cover the period 1960-1986 in subject matter.

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Conditions governing access: Accessible to all researchers by appointment. Please note that some collections contain sensitive information and access may be restricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Disasters | Wales | Aberfan
Landslides | Wales | Aberfan
Oral history | Wales, South

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Aberfan (Wales)

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