Aberfan - A Story of Survival, Love and Community in One of Britain's Worst
ISBN: 9781784612757 (1784612758)
Publication Date July 2016
Publisher: Y Lolfa, Tal-y-bont
Format: Paperback, 214x140 mm, 248 pages
On 21 October 1966, thousands of tonnes of coal tip waste slid down a mountainside and devastated the mining village of Aber-fan. The black mass crashed through the local school. 144 people were killed. 116 were schoolchildren. Gaynor Madgwick was there. She was eight and severely injured. In this book, Gaynor tells her own story and interviews people affected by the day's events.
'Aberfan is a brave, heart-breaking and inspiring journey‰ۡÌÝ_ It is a book that should be read by all of us in memory of those who died and those who survived.'
The Earl of Snowdon
'Gaynor Madgwick was pulled injured from one of the classrooms where her friends died. She was left behind to live out her life. This is her story, sad, sweet, sentimental, and authentic. I commend it to you.'
Vincent Kane, Broadcaster