Author Archives: boslemite

SCANS CND Hiroshima & Nagasaki Day event

MONDAY, 8 AUGUST 2022 AT 19:00

SCANS CND Online event: Music, Poems & Prose for Peace and Love
(A Hiroshima & Nagasaki Memorial Event)

Guest speaker: Tom Unterrainer (national chair of CND)

Jason N Smith and guest poets

Rick Ford and guest musicians

Bring your poem, song or prose to read or perform!

Topic: Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day event
Time: Aug 8, 2022 07:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting…
Meeting ID: 839 7056 9049
Passcode: 181246

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Hiroshima Day stall and music

Saturday 6th August from 11.00 am

Market Place/Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 5HH

SCANS CND stall in Leek town centre, with music from Rick Ford and the Leek Peace Choir.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized


Please join us for our next monthly meeting on Monday 11th July at 7pm.

Guest speaker: Tom Cuthbert of CND National Council.

Join Zoom Meeting: Monday 11th July, 7pm

Meeting ID: 882 8977 0059.  Passcode: 286392

Our guest speaker will be Tom Cuthbert of CND National Council, who will be speaking on the return of nuclear weapons to the RAF base at Lakenheath, and the next demo planned there, on Saturday 17th September.  The return of US nuclear weapons to Britain – along with the upgrading of its nuclear weapons across Europe – constitutes a further undermining of prospects for global peace. The US is the only country to locate its nuclear weapons outside its own borders and this major increase in NATO’s capacity to wage nuclear war in Europe is dangerously destabilising.

At this month’s meeting, we shall also be finalising details of our Hiroshima Day events:

  • Saturday 6th August:  Hiroshima Day stall in Leek with the Leek Peace Choir
  • Monday 8th August:  Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day event with music, poetry, readings etc

Our September meeting, on Monday 12th September, will be our Annual General Meeting.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Hiroshima Day 2019

Hiroshima anniversary

Tuesday  6th  August  2019

Music, Poems & Prose for Peace and Love

(A Hiroshima & Nagasaki Memorial Event)

6.30 – 8.30 pm

Royal Voluntary Service building, Charles Street, Hanley, STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST1 3JP


  • The Peace Through Folk choir
  • Special guest speaker
  • Guest musicians and poets

Bring your poem, song or prose (for peace and love) to read or perform!

Free admission – all welcome

Please use this link for a printable leaflet: Hiroshima v3

Hiroshima never again



Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Stop Trident: demonstrate 27 February


stop trident

We are running a coach to the Stop Trident demo on Saturday 27th February.
The coach will definitely pick up in Stoke at 8.00 am. Other pick-up points may be arranged if required (e.g. Crewe, Keele, Newcastle or Stafford).
To book your seat, you will need to pay in advance. (We are sorry to have to insist on this, but hiring coaches to London is expensive, and we have to pay the coach company in advance.) The cost is £20 per person, or £10 if you are unwaged, or earn less than the living wage. If you are high waged, and can afford it, we ask you to pay £30.

There are two ways of booking and paying.

1. By post. Send a cheque or postal order, payable to ‘South Cheshire & North Staffs CND’, to SCANS CND Peace Centre, Groundwork Enterprise Centre, Albany Works, Moorland Road, Burslem, STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST6 1EB, together with your details (see below).

2. Electronically. Make a payment by bank transfer using your internet banking service to South Cheshire & North Staffs CND, sort code 08-90-09, account number 50562019 – and give your surname as the reference so that we can identify your payment. Then send an email to confirming that you have paid, and giving your details (see below).

Whichever way you book, please ensure you give us the following details:
– Your name
– The number of seats you are booking, and at what cost
– Where you would like to join the coach (see above)
– Your postal address
– Your email address (we will confirm your booking, and notify any changes, by email)
– Your mobile phone number (in case we need to contact you on the day)

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Wool Against Weapons

SCANS CND members took part in the Wool Against Weapons demo on Nagasaki Day, August 9th, pictured here with the section of the scarf made by members of SCANS CND and Stoke Quakers.WAW1 WAW2 WAW3

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Hiroshima Day

Join us for our Hiroshima Day stall and remembrance On Wednesday 6th August from 5pm outside Hanley Bus Station, Lichfield Street/Lidice Way, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1RA.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

NHS Not Trident Bloc at TUC ‘Save our NHS’ demonstration

NHS Not Trident Bloc at TUC ‘Save our NHS’ demonstration

11:00 am, 29th September
March from Liverpool Road, Manchester (M3 4FP) to a rally at Whitworth Park

CND is proud to be attending the Save our NHS, defend jobs and services, no to austerity march and rally on 29th September in Manchester.

Join us in the ‘NHS not Trident’ bloc to tell the government that Trident is a deadly and dangerous waste of money, and that those billions would be better spent on health and public services!

Look for the CND banners and supporters with blue ‘NHS Not Trident’ t-shirts and placards!

Want to book transport to Manchester? The TUC website has information on where to find coaches and trains from across Britain on the day.

Join the Facebook event and let us know you’re coming along!

During the week of Tory Party Conference we will also be leafletting around Manchester. If you’re available to help, please contact Greater Manchester & District CND at: 0161 273 8283 or via email

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Diary dates for July

Diary dates for July:

Saturday 13th July
Stafford & Stone CND town centre stall
Market Square, STAFFORD, ST16 2BB. 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Thursday 18th July
Stoke & Newcastle CND meeting
Peace Centre, Burslem School of Art, Queen Street, Burslem
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST6 3EJ. Car park at rear. 7.00 – 8.30 pm

Friday 19th July
Stafford & Stone CND meeting
Quaker Meeting House, Foregate Street, STAFFORD,
ST16 2PX. 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Friday 26th July
Stafford & Stone CND Benefit Concert
County Staff Club, 77 Eastgate Street, STAFFORD, ST16 2NG.
Featuring The Deacons, Crooked Bawbies, David Jiminez Hughes, Steal the Stars and Dave Doehren. 8.00 pm
Tickets £8: contact Derek Bunce on 07598 214424.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Stoke & Newcastle CND meeting, Monday 17th June

Monday 17th June, 7.15 pm
• Inaugural meeting of Stoke & Newcastle local CND group
• Peace Centre, Burslem School of Art, Queen Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 3EJ
All CND members and supporters in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme are cordially invited to attend this meeting, at which it is hoped to elect an interim committee and establish a programme of activities.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized