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Aberfan Disaster Memorial Garden

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Beautiful place

Have been here a lot as my dads sister passed away in the disaster, she was only 8 when she died... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
niamhmeredith
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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A Tranquil Memorial

Such a sad and harrowing place but a lovely tranquil place to come and pay your respects. I wasn't... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
AndrewH1969
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Morden, Surrey
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Moy Road and Station Hill Cemetery, Aberfan, Wales
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a lot as my dads sister passed away in the disaster, she was only 8 when she died. It made it so much sadder for me when my dad told me that she didn’t even have to go into school that day...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Such a sad and harrowing place but a lovely tranquil place to come and pay your respects. I wasn't born when the disaster occurred but having seen television reports I can only imagine the pain, sadness and sheer shock that affected the community. May you...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My generation will always remember Aberfan so after 52 years my wife and I paid our respects and visited both the cemetery and memorial garden after watching that terrible day again on YouTube. Even though we knew it would be sad it had a profound...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Man or women I know you will not fail to be moved. How can an experience be so terrible yet so moving . u have to read the memorials on the stones my wife and I had to force ourselves not to cry. If there...More

Thank liketbike
Reviewed 12 October 2017

On visiting my brother in Wales he took me to the memorial garden, it was very emotional it was laid out beautifully and my niece told me some accounts that happened on that day as she had been told in school.We later visited the graves...More

Thank _grahammcollyer
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Like many others, wanted to see this and pay my respects. Beautifully kept memorial garden and graves. There is an air of sadness as you look at the many graves and read the inscriptions.

Thank beegirl29
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I've visited 1st World War cemeteries, and this was just as moving. For those not aware, on 25th October 1966 the slag heap towering above the school collapsed. The ensuing avalanche of mud and slurry hit Pantglas Primary School just after 9am, killing 116 children...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The Memorial Garden is located within the remains of the old school. It is so well looked after, with beautiful flowers and trees. It is so peacful there, compared with how it was on the morning of the disaster in 1966. The actual cemetry is...More

Thank Craffwr
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The memorial garden is where the 116 children and 28 adults who lost their lives over 50 years ago when a spoil tip collapsed and covered a school and neighbouring houses. A lot of the victims are also buried here. The final resting place of...More

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My late father was born nearby and I had always wanted to visit his birthplace. I still have family in this area and having recently watched the BBC documentary about the disaster I wanted to pay my respects as this tragedy happened in the year...More

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Bikergran666
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Response from liketbike | Reviewed this property |
there is some car parking facilities just outside the cemetery although these are limited . there is parking next to the memorial gardens and a short walk to the cemetery.
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Val I have just read that this is disabled friendly x
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