6 August is the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the first time a nuclear weapon was used in war. As a result of the bombing up to 180,000 people died and 13 square kilometres of the city were destroyed.
We will mark the anniversary with a vigil and readings in Redhill and Reigate and a parade between the two towns.
As well as paying respects to those killed, injured and bereaved at Hiroshima, we will be reminding people that nuclear conflict could happen again and making a commitment to work for a nuclear-free world.
12.00 gather at Redhill town centre (by Lloyd’s bank) for a short public vigil/ceremony.
12.15 walk to Reigate. (approx 1.5 miles)
13.00 gather at Reigate old Town Hall (Caffè Nero) for another short ceremony.
13.15 walk to Priory Park for a picnic, music and floating boats (subject to dry weather)
Please join us
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