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goat

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aberfan
« on: October 18, 2016, 00:41:34 »
50 years ago in a couple of days

fuckin grim that

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Re: aberfan
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 03:29:54 »
Someone I know lived in the the next valley and she has a clear childhood memory of her dad and her uncle grabbing shovels and rushing off to help dig. Afterwards neither of them ever spoke of what they saw to her or the rest of the family.

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Re: aberfan
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 13:52:02 »
 I remember we had a collection at school for the disaster fund. It was a tragic enough event under any circumstances but made worse when it became known that there had previously been a number of smaller mud-slides from local tips. Apparently concerns had also been raised in years prior to the disaster about the siting of local tips on top of known underground springs which could destabilise the tips after very heavy rainfall, which is exactly what happened.

goat

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Re: aberfan
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 15:32:44 »
nobody from the coal board had any kind of punishment for it either

zacc

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Re: aberfan
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2016, 15:58:10 »
Apparently families at the time requested it be removed as due to other similar incidents having happened before but no one was effected.
Whole thing so reflects the way large organisations, ones in authority patronised, patted you on the head dismissing you as a non person.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/aberfan-was-a-man-made-disaster-50-years-on-we-must-remember-thi/
« Last Edit: October 18, 2016, 15:59:43 by zacc »

gavin

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Re: aberfan
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2016, 19:56:13 »
Absolutely awful