Anti-nuclear campaigners unfurl seven mile long pink scarf on trip from Wimbledon

Campaigners at the site in Berkshire with some of the scarf. Photo: Auriel Glanville.

Campaigners at the site in Berkshire with some of the scarf. Photo: Auriel Glanville.

First published in News Wimbledon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Dozens of campaigners travelled across the country to unfurl a seven mile long pink scarf knitted in protest at nuclear weapons.

A group of 30 people from the Wimbledon Disarmament Coalition (WDC) joined thousands of other anti-nuclear campaigners in Aldermaston on the 69th anniversary of the bombing by the United States of the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima at the end of World War II.

Having previously stated the scarf would be broken up and distributed to third world countries for blankets, the group have said this is no longer the case.

Joanna Bazley, secretary and organiser for WDC said: "It was a wonderful day.

"The seven mile target, which at one time seemed an impossible dream, was comfortably exceeded and it was an emotional experience to meet so many other people who shared our determination to reveal the reality of the two nuclear bomb factories in the peaceful Berkshire countryside."

The group visited the site on Saturday, August 9 where sections of the scarf were connected and a two minute silence was held, followed by an inter-faith service and singing.

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4:39pm Tue 12 Aug 14

underterraingrunter says...

Wool Against Weapons. This was an extraordinary event and a template for further action. Well done Jaine and good luck shedding the load of responsibility.
Since Jaine is eager to forget about all this, it was literally driving her potty during the build-up, we all now have a duty to take this to the next level. Don't delegate your responsibilities, face up to the future of personal action. You can achieve something of equal worth.
As you see, the target was comfortably exceeded. That's how it will be for you. Yarn bombing has never been more essential to the future of humankind. Jot down your ideas , then pick up those knitting needles. Pink is in.
Wool Against Weapons. This was an extraordinary event and a template for further action. Well done Jaine and good luck shedding the load of responsibility. Since Jaine is eager to forget about all this, it was literally driving her potty during the build-up, we all now have a duty to take this to the next level. Don't delegate your responsibilities, face up to the future of personal action. You can achieve something of equal worth. As you see, the target was comfortably exceeded. That's how it will be for you. Yarn bombing has never been more essential to the future of humankind. Jot down your ideas , then pick up those knitting needles. Pink is in. underterraingrunter
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10:59pm Tue 12 Aug 14

sisterjosephine says...

This has been an amazing project - at least 5000 people all over the world, linked by pink knitting. For those of us who have been involved it's so good to know there are so many like-minded people out there, but if we relied on the press we'd never know.
Pam
This has been an amazing project - at least 5000 people all over the world, linked by pink knitting. For those of us who have been involved it's so good to know there are so many like-minded people out there, but if we relied on the press we'd never know. Pam sisterjosephine
  • Score: 2

9:42am Wed 13 Aug 14

marianneb says...

Brilliant! There was also a yarn bombing at Sellafield ...the site where the stuff is made for nuclear weapons. ....http://mariannew
ildart.wordpress.com
/2014/08/10/on-this-
place-there-was-a-fa
rm-now-bombs-are-bir
thed-at-sellafield/
Brilliant! There was also a yarn bombing at Sellafield ...the site where the stuff is made for nuclear weapons. ....http://mariannew ildart.wordpress.com /2014/08/10/on-this- place-there-was-a-fa rm-now-bombs-are-bir thed-at-sellafield/ marianneb
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