Sidmouth remembers Hiroshima victims

The ceremony in Sidmouth to remember the victims of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima will take place on Monday.

It has become an annual fixture in the town since peace campaigner and Folk Week enthusiast Maisie Carter began the tradition 35 years ago.

Having gone from strength to strength, now more than 100 people gather to mark the anniversary of the bomb dropped on the Japanese city on August 6, 1945.

This year the Remember Hiroshima ceremony will be held on the Hub area outside the Ham Marquee from 1pm to 1.30pm, with FolkWeek visitors and Sidmouth residents alike invited

One of the organisers, Mark Gold, said: “With so much conflict around the world today, plus the growing dangers of nuclear weapons proliferation, our annual statement about the horrors of violence and war is as relevant as ever.”

He added anyone interested in attending the short, friendly and informal event is also invited to read a poem or sing a song, or just to come along and show their support for the message of peace.

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