Hiroshima peace vigil to be held in Saddleworth

SADDLEWORTH Peace Group will hold its annual vigil to mark Hiroshima Day on Tuesday, August 6.

The event will take place in Uppermill Square, outside the Methodist Church, starting at 7pm and is open to all.

On August 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later a second bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki.

The two cities were largely destroyed, with thousands killed instantly and many thousands more dying later from injuries and illness.

Locally the anniversary has been marked annually for many years with a peace vigil, giving the community the opportunity to remember and to reflect.

Saddleworth Peace Group said: “We hope as many people as possible will come along to what we are sure will be a thought-provoking evening as we look forward with hope to a nuclear free world.”

For further information email saddleworthpg@yahoo.co.uk or visit the group’s Facebook page.

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