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The Green Hollow by Owen Sheers – extract


To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Aberfan disaster, the Welsh poet and playwright has written a ‘film poem’ based on the voices and memories of those involved. The following passages are extracts from a work that will be broadcast on the BBC later this month

• Click here to read Owen Sheers’s piece about making the work

Around eleven we assembled in the chamber,
to be informed of the plans.
‘We’re setting up mortuaries,’ they said.

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