Item type: Letter Date: 1916 Description: Letter from a conscientious objector, F.C. Crowther, requesting a witness to speak on his behalf at his tribunal hearing.
Peace News, Will There Be War Over Cuba? Item type Newspaper Date 26.10.1962 Description Front page of Peace News from October 26th 1962 (Peace News has been in production since 1936). On 22nd October 1962 the President of US, John F. Kennedy, told the world that the USSR had set up missile bases on the […]
Berlin Wall fragment Item type Wall fragment Date 1989 Description After World War II Berlin was divided into British, US, French and Soviet zones of control. As relations between the former allies slipped into a Cold War, the position of Western controlled Berlin became difficult. By 1948 about one million East Germans had fled to […]
Item type Letter Date 1958 = 1959 Description Title “From: the Earl Russell, O.M.F.R.S.” (Order of Merit, Fellow of the Royal Society). Letter of 20th November 1962, from Earl Russell to Mr A.E.Smith, honorary secretary of Bradford CND, thanking him for his good wishes during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Bertrand Russell was born in 1872, […]
War must be renounced as well as Denounced. Item type Poster and sandwich board Date 1937 Description Poster board dating from 1937, carried in Peace Pledge Union marches. In October 1934 Canon Dick Sheppard, an Anglican priest and pacifist, wrote to the press, calling on men to send him postcards declaring their rejection of war. […]
Church of England Pacifists Item type Banner Date 1961 Description Banner carried by the Anglican Pacifsts group on the march from Aldermaston to London in 1961 (printed on both sides). During Easter 1958 the CND-backed anti-nuclear march from London to the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston in Berkshire attracted up to 10,000 participants. This first […]
Description Poster explaining what a Nuclear Free Zone is in different langauges, published by Manchester City Council. On 5th November 1980 Manchester City Council became the first local authority in Britain to declare itself a ‘Nuclear Free Zone’. The Council was against the siting, production and transport of nuclear material in the area for which […]