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Ian Winstanley's Scrap Book


BURNING TIP

MINERS WORKING


Always in the forefront of the rescue - the miners. They work until they drop

CHILDREN HELPING

They are too young for the full impact of the disaster to have sunk in. But they are not too young to do the men's work, helping to bring some order again to the devastated streets, so that Aberfan can live again.

HEROES WHOSE LIVES WILL NEVER
BE THE SAME AGAIN, AN HOUR AFTER

Life can never be the same again for the men and women, and the teenagers, who were the heroes of Aberfan.
They will never forget - and the world will always remember - the unending hours of their heart breaking battle to rescue the victims of disaster valley.
From the piles of pictures which amassed in newspaper offices all over the world, "The People" has selected these to typify the courage and the self-sacrifice by so many.

REMOVING STRETCHER

Lying pitifully small on a stretcher, the blanket covered body of a child victim is carried by weary policemen to a chapel for identification by grieving relatives.

COMFORT FROM SALAVATION ARMY

She is old enough and wise enough fully to understand the horror of the tragedy that has struck her village. She weeps for the children who will play no more in Aberfan, comforted by a Salvation Army worker.



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Aberfan (School)


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Aberfan (School)

 

The Disaster



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