It's almost fifty years since the Aberfan disaster, which occurred on 21.10.1966. Last night I heard on the news that England's last viable coal mine is about to be closed down. In 1966 I was living in the South Yorks coalfields. The idea that coalmining would ever end was unthinkable. There are tons of the stuff still down there.
How life has changed. Farms turned into housing estates. Shipyards shut. Steel made in the far east. We all now work in call centres and have three part time jobs with no security of tenure. Sad.