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 sighting of these weapons in Scotland. Not long after World War Two with Britain developing nuclear weapons and testing them with little concern for public safety, environmental or geopolitical implications, people became concerned, scared and angry. Just 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 todays arguments, feelings and fears surrounding these weapons and what is our part, if any, in deciding the future of our planet.

My father took a camera on the demonstration in 1960 and exposed a two rolls of kodachrome slide film. These are the pictures.