Visitors to Reigate’s Priory Park were met with a giant peace symbol on Sunday 15 April, when Reigate & Redhill CND hosted an installation that’s touring the UK to mark 60 years since the founding of CND.
The logo, originally created in 1958 at the height of the cold war, is visiting more than 20 dramatic locations including the White Cliffs of Dover and the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
David Hilder, coordinator of Reigate & Redhill CND, said:
“Situating the symbol in Priory Park invited members of the public here in Reigate to share their own stories and concerns.
60 years on from the birth of CND, at a time when nuclear war seems more likely than ever, it is an opportunity for us all to think about the renewed need to hold governments to account, as well as about how we can build a world free of nuclear weapons.”
Sarah Finch, a member of Reigate & Redhill CND, said:
“Throughout the day we were visited by park visitors with questions and concerns. Many of them were distressed about all the warmongering going on the world. It certainly feels that we are needed now more than ever.”