Aldermaston Marches


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Aldermaston Marches

 

demonstrations by English peace activists and participants in the movement to ban nuclear weapons. The marches usually begin in Aldermaston and end in mass demonstrations in Trafalgar Square in London. The first Aldermaston March took place in April 1958 along the road from London to Aldermaston. Since that time, marches have taken place, with few exceptions, once every spring.

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I joined him on the London to Aldermaston marches, and listened to him speak in Westminster Hall when the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament was formed.
Caroline and her husband-to-be David beacame dedicated campaigners, taking part in the now famous Aldermaston marches in 1958, when crowds took part in the 40- mile trek from the Berkshire village to London's Trafalgar Square.
Cocroft & Thomas are aware of the significance of dissent from the policies of nuclear deterrence pursued by governments of both the main political parties, of the ephemera that remain from Aldermaston marches, of monuments to the peace movement, of the protest camps at RAF Greenham Common.
It was like the time of the Aldermaston marches when CND could muster a crowd like that every year, signifying, 'We don't like where you're taking us and we don't believe what you're telling us'.
Having cut her political teeth on the CND Aldermaston marches and protests against the Vietnam war, she placed Islington at the forefront of the campaign against the poll tax, courting yet more controversy.
These were the early days of the anti-nuclear marches that culminated in the massive Aldermaston marches, peace camps at Greenham Common against cruise missiles and marches near to the Faslane naval base against nuclear submarines.
Hundreds from the North East joined the Aldermaston marches and demonstrations in London's Trafalgar Square.