PA Images / Getty Source: Town and Country Magazine. PA Images/Getty Images. There were 116 children buried alive on that day, most of those will have been in their classrooms - others were still walking to school and were swept away from the school yard and outside. The Queen lays a wreath to commemorate the victims of the Aberfan disaster of 1966 in 1973. Queen Elizabeth II laying a wreath to commemorate the victims of the Aberfan disaster of 1966, years later in September of 1973. In season 3 of The Crown, viewers witness a harrowing re-creation of the 1966 Aberfan disaster—a catastrophic landslide that killed 144 residents … The mass graves of the victims of the Aberfan disaster are an everlasting reminder (Image: PA) Lord Robens, the former Labour Minister who chaired the … The foundation of the disaster … A BRAVE group of grieving mums and survivors of the Aberfan disaster share their tragic stories about that fateful day in new ITV documentary. On Friday October 21, 1966, a tragic disaster … Jeff Edwards, who was just eight when he survived the 1966 disaster, says Netflix depicts the Queen as "totally unfeeling" towards the grieving Welsh mining village. The Aberfan Disaster of 1966 is well documented when it comes to the list of names of those who lost their lives, the names of Aberfan victims can quite quickly be ascertained.