This coming Tuesday, 9th August, from 8.15 pm in Alexandra Park there will be a ceremony organised by Hastings against War to remember the thousands of people who died as a result of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima (6 August 1945) and Nagasaki (9 August 1945).
Fittingly, the ceremony will be opened by Judy Rogers, mayor of Hastings and Labour councillor for Castle ward. Hastings is one of the 79 British cities signed up to the international organisation , Mayors for Peace. Currently 7,114 cities in 161 countries and regions have signed up to ‘promote the solidarity of cities towards the total abolition of nuclear weapons’. Opposition to the renewal of Trident is the agreed policy of Hastings & Rye Labour Party – a policy also maintained, of course, by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
There will be singing followed by the floating of commemorative paper lanterns on the lake at dusk. All welcome at this free event.