Pictures show the disused Glynhafod Junior School in Cwmaman doubling for Pantglas Junior School which was destroyed during the disaster.
The school is to be used to film scenes directly before the colliery spoil tip collapsed and engulfed the site which left 116 children and 28 adults dead.
The Crown will recreate the day of the disaster and cover the period up until Queen Elizabeth II visited the village days later.
Producers say they have met with members of the community on a number of occasions before filming takes place. They say their aim is to “tell this story truthfully and responsibly so that the tragic events of 1966 are never forgotten”.
The Queen, who in this third series of the drama will be played by Olivia Colman, visited Aberfan nine days after the disaster and three further times – most recently in 2012.
The street was closed off on Wednesday and was lined with cars like the Ford Anglia and extras dressed in 1960s clothes.
There was also a huge crane rigged with a rain machine as there was torrential rain in the valley during the days before the Aberfan disaster.
The image below shows the crane hanging over a specially built building topped with a green trim, which suggests that CGI work will be done to add some effects.
The Crown’s production team is also due to film at Big Pit in Blaenavon, Ferndale in the Rhondda and at locations in the Caerphilly borough.
A spokesperson for Left Bank Pictures, which is making the series, said: “The third season of the Netflix series The Crown will cover the major historical events of Elizabeth II’s reign from 1963-1977 and we all strongly felt that the Aberfan disaster and the aftermath must be included, especially as it continues to hold a deep resonance for the nation and the Queen herself.
“As producers, we feel a responsibility to remain true to the memory and the experience of the survivors so have met with community leaders, as well as the people of Aberfan on a number of occasions as part of our research and to discuss our approach.
“We have been made to feel welcome by the residents who have been very helpful in providing insight into one of the most tragic events of the 20th century.
“Our aim is to tell this story truthfully and responsibly so that the tragic events of 1966 are never forgotten.”
The Crown is one of the biggest and most acclaimed shows on TV at the moment, having scooped awards around the world. It was first released in November 2016.
Series one and two covered the early years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, from 1947-63. The lead roles of The Queen and Prince Phillip were originally played by Claire Foy and Matt Smith.
Now Broadchurch actress Olivia Colman takes on the role of the Queen and Tobias Menzies plays the Duke of Edinburgh.
The next phase of the show covers the major historical events of the Queen’s reign from 1963 to 1977.
The episode being filmed in Wales, due to air late next year, covers the period from the day of the Aberfan disaster through to the Queen’s visit.
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