Books about Aberfan

Those books signified with an asterix are still in print and should be available in good book shops. Copies of all the books listed below can be found in Merthyr Central Library or in most Welsh University libraries.

Tony Austin, Aberfan: The Story of a Disaster (London: Hutchinson, 1967), 230 pp.

*Melanie Doel & Martin Dunkerton, Is it Still Raining in Aberfan ? (Little Logaston: Logaston Press, 1991), 160 pp.

Edward England, The Mountain that Moved (London: Hodder & Stroughton, 1967), 93 pp.

Majorie Chadwick Harris (ed.), Aberfan - A Book of Memorial Verse (Ilfracombe: Arthur H. Stockwell, no date), 140 pp.

*Erastus Jones, Croesi'r Ffiniau (Abertawe: Ty John Penri, 2000), 330 pp. The title translates as 'Crossing Boundaries'. Reflections by Rev Erastus Jones on his life's work and ministry. Jones ran the the Ty Toronto project in Aberfan in the aftermath of the disaster.

*Maureen Hughes (ed.), Aberfan: Our Hiraeth, An Anthology in Poetry, Prose and Pictures (Aberfan: Aberfan & Merthyr Vale Community Co-operative Publications, 1999), 272 pp.

This book was published in March 1999 and is available via mail order from Maureen Hughes, 44 Aberfan Road, Aberfan, CF48 4QL, for 13.50 including postage and packaging.

*Gaynor Madgewick, Aberfan - Struggling Out of Darkness - A Survivor's Story (Blaengarw: Valley & Vale, 1996), 73 pp.

Joan Miller, Aberfan - A Disaster and its Aftermath, (London: Constable, 1974), 207 pp.

Ken Roberts, The reconstruction of ‘Community’: Aberfan (Warwick Working Papers in Sociology, 1985), 24 pp.

David Tudor (ed.), Aberfan and the Teachers (London: Schoolmaster, 1967). 24 pp.

* signifies book still in print


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