Aldermaston C.N.D 1959

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament began in 1957. C.N.D.ORG

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

Two years later in 1960, many people traveled from Scotland including my parents, to demonstrate against the proliferation of these weapons. Soon after World War Two with Britain developing nuclear weapons and atmospherically testing them with little concern for public safety, environmental or geopolitical implications, many demonstrators gathered. A few years from then the world would come very close to nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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

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