Every once in a while there is a tragedy that rocks the whole nation, the Aberfan disaster was one such event. At 9.15am on the 21st of October 1966, one hundred and forty four people were killed. What made it even worse was that one hundred and sixteen of them were children, when the local Primary school was completely buried under an avalanche of rock and shale, thereby wiping out a whole generation. This play written by Neil Anthony Docking was written for the 50th Anniversary of the event. The play portrays the grief, emotion and pathos of the women, in their valiant attempts to bring some joy and meaning back into their lives.