Event to commemorate 70th year since Hiroshima


Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford peace activists will be gathering at the Common Pond in Hailsham on the evening of August 6 
to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Jean Farebrother, of Eastbourne for Peace and 
Liberty said, “On this important anniversary we 
need to be aware of the terrible suffering of the victims of the atomic bomb and be strengthened in 
our determination that such a catastrophe must never be allowed to occur again.

“This possibility can only be eliminated if we manage to rid the world of nuclear weapons.”

The ceremony at the Common Pond will include
 readings appropriate 
to the occasion, and 
also times for silent reflection.

Weather permitting, the floating of coloured lanterns on the pond in 
memory of all those who died in Hiroshima and 
in Nagasaki where a 
second atomic bomb 
was exploded three days later.

All members of the public are welcome to attend 
the event at Hailsham Common Pond, which will commence at 8.30 in the evening.

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