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.

My father John Rowan took a camera with him on the demonstration in 1960 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 these weapons in the U.K. Not long after World War Two with Britain developing nuclear weapons, this technology was new and people became concerned, angry and frightened. Just a few years later the world would come very close to nuclear conflict during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Over half a century later, what are the todays arguments, feelings and fears surrounding the existence of nuclear weapons and what is our part, if any, in deciding the future of our planet.

With Scottish Independence, nuclear weapons could be removed from the U.K.

In my new work I intend to investigate some of the people, locations, organisations and archives associated with these issues.

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