South Wales Coalfield Collection

Aberfan Study - An Unknown Spring

Ref No. Description Dates
AUD/519 Interview of Richards, Emlyn and Elaine.
Recorded memoirs of Emlyn and Elaine Richards, parents of a victim of the 1966 disaster at Pantglas Junior School, Aberfan.
Covers period : 1966.
Running time : .
2.1986
AUD/520 Interview of Lewis, Sheila (Mrs).
Recorded memoirs of Mrs Sheila Lewis, a parent of a victim of the 1966 disaster at Pantglas Junior School, Aberfan. Includes experiences in the years following her bereavement.
Covers period : 1960-1986 (c).
Running time : 43mins 45secs.
2.1986
AUD/521 Interview of Beale, John.
Recorded memoirs of John Beale, Director of Education for Merthyr, concerning the 1966 disaster at Pantglas Junior School, Aberfan and its aftermath.
Covers period : 1966 (c).
Running time : 37mins 55secs.
1986
AUD/522 Interview of Williams, Howell.
Recorded memoirs of Howell Williams, a teacher at Pantglas Junior School, concerning the 1966 Aberfan disaster.
Covers period : 1966 (c).
Running time : 14mins 10secs.
1986
AUD/523 Interview of Williams, Hetty.
Recorded memoirs of Mrs Hetty Williams (nee Taylor), a teacher at Pantglas Junior School, concerning the 1966 Aberfan disaster.
Covers period : 1966 (c).
Running time : 11mins 30secs.
1986
AUD/524 Interview of Davey, Audrey.
Recorded memoirs of Miss Audrey Davies, a case social worker, concerning the 1966 disaster at Pantglas Junior School, Aberfan.
Covers period : 1966 (c).
Running time : 53mins 40secs.
11.4.1986
AUD/525 Interview of Jones, Raymond Gwynfryn.
Recorded memoirs of Raymond Gwynfryn Jones, a resident of Aberfan, concerning the 1966 disaster at Pantglas Junior School.
Covers period : 1966 (c).
Running time : 17mins 30secs.
1986
AUD/526 Interview of Jones, Mair.
Recorded memoirs of Miss Mair Jones, headmistress of the new school, following the 1966 disaster at Pantglas Junior School, Aberfan.
Covers period : 1966 (c).
Running time : 26mins 30secs.
1986
AUD/527 Interview of Vaughan, Joan and Cyril.
Recorded memoirs of Joan Vaughan, Aberfan (Young) Wives Group, and Cyril Vaughan, Chairman of the Community Association (1986), concerning welfare and support groups following the 1966 disaster at Pantglas Junior School, Aberfan.
Covers period : 1966-1986.
Running time : 18mins.
1986
AUD/528 Interview of Hayes, Kenneth (Rev).
Interview of Carpenter, Bryn.
Interview of Pearson, Doug.

Recorded memoirs of Rev Kenneth Hayes (parent of victim of Aberfan disaster and Minister of Baptist Chapel), Bryn Carpenter (parent of victim of Aberfan disaster) and Doug Pearson (Member of Community Association) concerning the 1966 disaster and its aftermath at Pantglas Junior School, Aberfan. Includes discussion of money raised after the disaster and allegations of misappropriation of funds, and attitudes of the media.
Covers period : 1966-1986 (c).
Running time : 23mins 22secs.
1986
AUD/529 "The Aberfan Thank You Show".
Recording of "The Aberfan Thank You Show", a variety show held at Aberfan Miners' Welfare Hall performed by the surviving children of Pantglas Junior School, following the 1966 disaster.
Covers period : 1966 (c).
Running time : 52mins.
1967 (c)
AUD/530 Interview of Jones, Elwyn- (Lord).
Recorded memoirs of Lord Elwyn-Jones (Attorney General 1966) concerning the 1966 disaster and its aftermath at Pantglas Junior School, Aberfan. Includes a discussion of the media coverage, opening speech, and verdict of the tribunal.
Covers period : 1966-1986 (c).
Running time : 17mins 32secs.
1986
AUD/531 Radio Documentary.
A radio documentary transmitted on the 20th anniversary following the 1966 disaster at Pantglas Junior School, Aberfan. Includes extracts of the interviews of parents, teachers, residents, and others (AUD 519-29).
Covers period : 1966 (c).
Running time : 1hr 25mins 20secs.
21.10.1986

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