Newspaper Cuttings and Press Releases

Scope and Content

Newspaper cuttings from local and national publications, including, but not limited to, articles concerning the Aberfan Disaster, the Aberfan Inquiry, the Aberfan Disaster Fund and tip clearance. The newspaper cuttings follow two different arrangements, items DNCB/4/1/12/1-13 are arranged in files by date of article and items DNCB/4/1/12/17-42 are arranged in files by name of newspaper. Alongside the newspaper cuttings are press statements and press releases issued by the National Coal Board.

Related Material

Related material held at Glamorgan Archives. Further press digests relating to the coal industry (1943-1946) are held at DNCB/15/1/6 and and press digests (1947-1958) are held at DNCB/11/5. Newspaper cutting volumes relating to the coal industry are held at DNCB/15/6. British Coal press summaries (1988-1991) are held at DNCB/5/4/1/7.