• Short Summary

    Lord Alfred Robens resigns after tribunal report on Aberfan disaster.

  • Description

    No title - Lord Alfred Robens National Coal Board Chairman offers resignation after tribunal report on Aberfan disaster. London and Wales.

    C/U sign 'National Coal Board'. M/S Hobart House with people outside. C/U newspaper placard 'Roben's crucial day'. M/S of his secretaries looking through letters urging him not to resign. M/S letters. L/S press waiting. M/S of him talking to them about his resignation. L/S tips overlooking Aberfan. M/S of the tips. M/S where the landslide occurred. M/S tip, pull out to show houses in foreground. M/S's houses on 'Bryntaf', a street which lost 19 children in the disaster. Various shots of the houses. C/U grave with two crosses. Pan across the children's graves. C/U cross. C/U epitaph on stone. L/S of the graves. C/U flower bowl with inscription 'Dear Grandson Aged 10.' C/U flowers. C/U stone with inscription 'From Mam and Dad'. C/U flowers. C/U stone which reads 'Darling David from Nan and Gramp'. C/U stone which reads 'Christine'. C/U flowers. L/S looking out across valley with cross in foreground.

    C/U smashed chair and desk. L/S section of wall still standing on site of the school. M/S bricks and rubble. M/S section of wall of school with tips in background. Camera shows path of the landslide and gap in houses where it went through. L/S wall of house shored up, pan to the gap. M/S visitors looking. M/S wall of house shored up. M/S and C/U house with doors and windows blocked. C/U window with pit props. C/U visitor with camera. M/S house with wall shored up. Interior shots of house showing mark on wall from mud. M/S visitors looking into window. Pan across mud and rubble in house to piano. C/U piano. M/S group of villagers talking, zoom in to C/U of small girl. Various shots of the chapel which was used as mortuary and has remained unused since. C/U chapel gates. M/S of villagers on their way to another chapel. C/U bell ringing. C/U man ringing bell. Various shots people going into chapel. Zoom into C/U group of small boys fighting and rolling in grass. M/S mother watching from gate. C/U pan to boys play fighting. M/S's the pit head. Various shots of the tips with man in foreground looking. M/S looking from street in Aberfan to the tips. Zoom in to L/S of tip.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:55:00 / 01:14:19:00

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