Aberfan, General Correspondence, Civil Engineers Branch

Scope and Content

Includes a plan showing National Coal Board interests surrounding Merthyr Vale Colliery; copies of statements of wages relating to two compensation related cases; notes of a meeting held on 24 Mar 1967 to discuss the Aberfan Tip Complex, including plans to fill Penarth Dock; letter concerning drainage water issue caused by the Aberfan Disaster; and two items of correspondence concerning rubbish clearance at the Merthyr Vale and Aberfan Social Democratic Club.

Administrative / Biographical History

On the 21 October 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a tip of coal waste slid onto the village of Aberfan. On the 26 October 1966, after resolutions by both Houses of Parliament, the Secretary of State for Wales, Cledwyn Hughes, appointed a Tribunal to inquire into the causes of, and circumstances relating to, the Aberfan disaster. [Source: http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/politics/aberfan/tri.htm (accessed 7 Apr 2017)].

Access Information

Contains sensitive personal information concerning wages.

Custodial History

Previous reference number: DNCB/67/4/3

Related Material

For further papers relating to the Aberfan Disaster within the National Coal Board Collection see: DNCB/1/1, DNCB/4/1, DNCB/6/3/1 and DNCB/9/1/1.