That is a function word used in the English language for several grammatical purposes. These include: as a complementizer/subordinating conjunction. to introduce a restrictive relative clause In this . . .
Little Jeff's day had begun like so many others, walking to school through his mining village which was prospering around Merthyr Vale Colliery.
" One minute you were a young lad Looking Forward to the half term holidays, waiting for The Lesson to start and The Next minute I had death on my shoulder and had to Grow Up very, very quickly. My Life had totally changed, " He Said .Black Mass '
Gaynor was waiting for her teacher to begin a maths lesson when " within seconds this noise appeared completely from nowhere".
" It was like The Noise of a jet airplane or something, " added Gerald.
" Then it was blackout. It literally froze people in their seats. "
" I could see the big Black Mass hitting the windows, " recalled Gerald.
" I think I was knocked out".
" I never remember the slurry hitting me, " said Gaynor.
" When I woke up I'd been catapulted to the back of the classroom - I just remember looking around desks, chairs, mud, slurry.
" I just lay there, I wasn't screaming, I was in shock. "
Amid the screaming and The Chaos , Gaynor realised some of her classmates had not survived the impact: " There was another Little Boy who was sleeping, he didn't have any slurry over his face but as a child you immediately know That That child is dead.
" Even as a child you know what death is, " She Said .
" I don't know why but for some reason I was just Holding On , pinching this hand and wanted this hand to move.
" I hold onto That , it gives me comfort. "'Earthquake'
When Gerald came round he was confused by The Chaos around him: " I didn't know what had happened, I thought there'd been an earthquake or something.
" Everybody was screaming and crying, " He Said .
" And I said 'If I could have got out love, I'd have done the same. I would have been gone'.
The trapped children could do little but to wait for help to arrive.'Despair in his eyes'
" Where there were screams and shouts before, those screams and shouts got less and less as time went on, " said Jeff.
" Effectively people were dying while we were just lying there in the disaster. "
Eventually help did begin to arrive.
" The First face I remember seeing was my grandfather's, " said Gaynor.
Gaynor had to wait while The Rescue team dug out other children and removed debris before coming to her.
She was carried through the commotion That had sprung up around the disaster site: " Sirens, ambulances, parents, chaos, everybody was running everywhere trying to find their children. "
She was soon reunited with her mother: " For a very Brief Moment [she] didn't really care about me. She knew I was okay, she knew I was out, she knew I was alive.
" She wanted to go and find Carl and Marylyn. "'Really affected me'
As he got to Dowlais Top he was pulled over by police who told him he could not go any further because there had been a disaster in Aberfan.
" Up until recently I couldn't talk about this, what I saw will never leave my mind, " He Said .
" All The Children were at their desks and they were covered in sludge, mud and had obviously died by suffocation.
Gerald was eventually rescued and taken to a nearby house.
With all the ambulances having already left The Scene , he was taken to hospital in a greengrocers' van.
His younger sister Julie, then five, also attended The School .
Volunteers washed the slurry off The Children , wrapped them in blankets, labelled them with a physical description and any items they were carrying and laid them out on pews.
Parents stoically formed a queue in the pouring rain outside.'Never spoke about it'
Gaynor had been in hospital since being rescued That morning but her parents were yet to visit as they were searching for her brother and sister.
" I asked if Carl and Marylyn were okay, and My Father said to me 'Gaynor, they've gone to heaven'.
" That was the only time we spoke about it, never spoke about it after.
" No-one said to me about it, what had happened, how you were. It was basically a shower of love, Nothing Else .
" I never, ever, ever got my answers. "'Psychological injuries'
Fifty-five years may have passed but some wounds have yet to heal.
" As far as injuries were concerned, I sustained injuries To My head and my stomach, " said Jeff.
" Those physical injuries would resolve themselves pretty quickly but it was those psychological injuries would never really be dealt with.
The podcast Aberfan: Tip Number Seven is available to download from BBC from 20 October