Annual gathering of The Wimbledon Disarmament Coalition/CND remembering the innocent victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945

The Wimbledon Disarmament Coalition/CND organised it’s s annual gathering in August, to remember the hundreds of innocent civilians who were killed and maimed by the dropping of the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

They met at Rushmere Pond on Wimbledon Common on a beautiful evening.

The Reverend Alison Judge, Vicar of Christ Church, Colliers Wood, and Team Vicar for the Merton Priory Team, gave a short talk, including a moving testimony from a survivor, and two poems were read.

Then candles were floated across the pond in origami paper boats as not only the victims of the nuclear bombs were remembered, but all those currently suffering in war zones.

Ruth Crabb, from the group said: “It is a yearly reminder of the continuing importance of fighting for a world without nuclear weapons, so that we can all live in peace.”

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