Aldermaston to London

The organisation 'Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament was founded in 1957.

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

During the 1960 march, John Rowan took a camera with him and exposed two rolls of Kodachrome slide film.

Many people traveled from all over the country including my parents, to demonstrate against the sighting of American nuclear weapons in the U.K. Not long after World War Two with Britain also developing nuclear weapons, this technology was new and potentially terrifying.

Over half a century later, what are todays arguments, feelings and realities surrounding the existence of nuclear weapons and what part do ordinary people play in the production and maintenance of these systems as well as the understanding of the history of weapons of mass destruction and the place for opposition and protest in todays society.

I intend to research and investigate some of the people, locations, organisations and archives associated with the nuclear defense industry.