Miscellaneous Reports and Meeting Minutes (X48)

Scope and Content

A bundle of miscellaneous papers containing the following documents: chronological notes on Merthyr Vale Dirt Disposal, 1961-1966; report on slide of rubbish tip at Abercynon on 5 Dec 1939, compiled Dec 1939; report on the slide of colliery rubbish tips, compiled Dec 1939; report on pneumatic stowing, undated; draft of report on systems of underground stowing of waste areas, undated; pneumatic stowing report, undated; Aberfan Inquiry notes on pneumatic stowing raised by K Wardell acting for the Parents' Association, undated; extract from Hansard, 23 May 1957 concerning colliery spoil heaps; sketch showing details of tipping layout at Tip No.7, 21 Nov 1966; suggested scheme and notes for geological report, Aberfan by Professor L R Moore (annotated); synopsis of L R Moore's geological report on the tipping site and its environs at Aberfan.

Alongside this bundle of papers the file also includes the following papers: notes of a meeting held at the College of Further Education, Merthyr Tydfil, 2 Dec 1966, concerning the stability of the top of tip No.7 in relation to Professor Bishop's 'soft' hole boring programme; notes of a meeting held at the College of Further Education, Merthyr Tydfil, 15 Dec 1966, concerning technical evidence for the tribunal; copies of minutes of various Area Number 4 and Merthyr Vale Colliery meetings, Oct 1958-May 1963; copy of minutes from Education Committee Minutes discussing concerns over the Aberfan tip, from meetings held in 1943-1944; summary document detailing meetings and correspondence with Merthyr Borough Council, attended by D L Roberts, Area Mechanical Engineer within the period 1960-1966. The original file was annotated 'found with spares'.

Custodial History

Previous reference number: DNCB/58/7. National Coal Board Reference: RO/11/27