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Aberfan, Merthyr Tydfil

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Aberfan, Merthyr Tydfil

Aberfan is a former coalmining village in South Wales, 4 miles south of Merthyr Tydfil. The Taff Trail (locally known as the "Canal Bank" or just "the bank") runs through Aberfan from Troed-y-rhiw, to Treharris. The River Taff also flows through Aberfan. On 21 October 1966, it became known for the Aberfan disaster, when a colliery spoil heap collapsed into homes and a school, killing 116 children and 28 adults.
Post townMerthyr Tydfil
Administrative CountyMerthyr Tydfil
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSO0700
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01443

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