Aldermaston C.N.D 1959

On Easter Friday 1958 the first demonstration and march from Aldermaston to London took place.

Two years later in 1960, many people traveled down from Scotland including my parents and like the thousands of other people there, they were concerned over the direction the country was going in. Soon after World War Two with Britain developing nuclear weapons and atmospherically testing them with little concern for public safety, environmental or geopolitical implications, the demonstrators gathered. In a few short years from then the world would come very close to nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

My father took a camera on the demonstration and exposed a few rolls of kodachrome slide film.

Over half a century later, what are the current arguments, feelings and fears surrounding these weapons and what is our part in deciding the security, safety and future of our country.

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