A tragedy remembered: Aberfan, the village that lives in the shadow of the past

IMG_8629IMG_8631I was struck by this 2006 headline in an online British newspaper, The Independent.  In an article by Barrie Clement, the lingering severity of grief and vivid traumatic memories of the disaster in 1966 are spoken.

Here are a few photos of the Garden of Remembrance which stands on the site of Pantglas School, which was built between 1901 and 1922 and nearly destroyed in the landslide.  Photos were taken by Java Kitrick in a recent visit to Wales.  As President of Puffin Foundation West, she recently awarded a grant to Aberfan. 

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Aberfan is a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts.  Make a tax deductible donation  here to support the recording of this full length composition.

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