It is the anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, a story that breaks my heart whenever I think of it.
This interactive about it by the team at Wales Online from a few years ago is, to my mind, one of the best produced and most moving story-telling memorials ever made for the web. Do give it some moments of your time.
It is just unimaginable what those people went through and how little outside assistance they received from the authorities, who of course had ignored prior warning that a disaster like this was possible.
Every time I read it another little detail strikes me.
This year it is a line from Melvyn Walker, who was eight years old when he managed to escape from the school. He says: “I couldn’t go to school for two years. Nobody knew, I couldn’t tell anybody. I used to go out and then head up to the mountainside in my uniform and sit there on my own all day.”
It’s just absolutely heart-breaking.