The Prince of Wales remembered those who lost their lives 50 years ago in the devastating Aberfan disaster during a visit to the Welsh village today.
On Friday 21st October 1966, 144 people were killed when the coal tips from Merthyr Vale Colliery slipped down a mountain side and buried Pantglas School, twenty houses and a farm in Aberfan. The Aberfan Memorial Garden was built to commemorate those who died in the disaster, and The Prince walked through the garden today, reading the memorial plaques dedicated to the 166 children and 28 adults.
The garden stands of the site of Pantglas School.
After visiting the memorial garden, His Royal Highness attended a reception with the families of some of those who lost their lives 50 years ago.
Held at Aberfan and Merthyr Vale Community Centre, the reception included moving performances from Ynysowen Male Voice Choir and harpist Eve Price performed alongside Anne Denholm, The Prince of Wales's official harpist.
His Royal Highness read out a special message from Her Majesty The Queen to the people of Aberfan and unveiled a plaque in memory of those who died. Before departing, The Prince signed the book of remembrance.