Thursday, 2 August 2018

Cumbria Hiroshima Day


Cumbria and Lancashire Area Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
East Lancashire CND, Lancaster District CND, CND North Cumbria and South Lakeland CND
Thank you for supporting our aim to bring about a safer world!

Latest news about the events in Cumbria for Hiroshima Day 6 August when we shall display the CND logo, now the world symbol for peace, at three iconic sites, unfurl our banners and petition for a global nuclear weapons ban. 2018 marks 60 years since the founding of CND and to spotlight the urgent need, now more than ever, for nuclear disarmament we link these events with the commemoration of the first atomic bombing - Hiroshima, 6 August 1945.

Reasons for hope. The vast majority of the world's countries still shun nuclear weapons and in July 2017 more than 120 nations signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons. We are asking our government to add the UK to the list of signatories and abandon its plan to replace the Trident system with ever more dangerous and ever more expensive nuclear weapons (this renewal alone now estimated to be over £205 billion).
We are urging you please to:

* Publicise and promote these events Tell your friends, family and neighbours; Seek support from your trade union, party branch and/or groups to which you belong;
Write to your local news media.

* Attend the events - feel free to join with us at any or all of these:
9.30am Monday 6 August Meet in the car park of the Dock Museum, North Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA142PW opposite the massive BAE Systems Submarines Devonshire Dock Hall (DDH) shed to raise our banners at the gates for our first photo-opportunity.

Mid-morning Petitioning in Barrow centre at the Workers Statue, Dalton Road LA14 1PU
11am Head out and on to Sellafield to highlight the present and urgent dangers of the radioactive legacy of our arms race. The A595 is a slow winding road so the journey although under 40 miles may take 1 hour 30 minutes. 12.45pm for 1.00pm Gather at the car park for a vigil at Main Gate, Sellafield CA20 1PG on the road to Sellafield station.

2pm Peace Picnic by Wastwater on the shores of England's deepest and most awe-inspiring lake, now UNESCO World Heritage Site (go through Gosforth village past the famous pie bakery following the road to Wasdale Head to the shore facing the screes)
3pm "Act of Hiroshima Remembrance" with sayings, symbols, poems and prayers, led by Rev David Penney, Priest in Church of England, and shared with members of the Peace Movement in commemoration of the A-bombing of Hiroshima and all suffering caused by nuclear arms; scattering petals on the waters of the lake from where daily 4 millions gallons of the water are drawn for cooling the radioactive waste.

* Wear your gorgeous costume, bring your banners and flags - Musicians, Singers, Artists, Knitters, Photographers, Young and Old, etc – all very welcome!
* and please bring some picnic to share!
* Donate to the costs of campaigning materials and transporting them

Please send cheques payable to ‘CND North Cumbria’ or make a direct bank transfer to CND North Cumbria [Unity Trust Bank, Account Number 54004777, Sort Code 60-83-01]
For full details of these events please contact:
Irene Sanderson (CND North Cumbria) Brookside, High Bank Hill, Penrith CA10 1EZ
Telephone: 01768 897071 • Mobile: 07720 842 529 • Website: www.cnduk.org
E-mail: irene@irenesanderson.co.uk facebook: north cumbria campaign for nuclear disarmament

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