Keighley knitters take action against nuclear weapons.

Keighley News: Participants gather at Keighley Quaker Meeting House to help knit some of the segments of the giant pink peace scarf Buy this photo Participants gather at Keighley Quaker Meeting House to help knit some of the segments of the giant pink peace scarf

Keighley knitters have banded together to take action against nuclear weapons.

They assembled at the Quaker Meeting House in Skipton Road to take part in a campaign that will culminate in the creation of a seven-mile-long pink coloured ‘peace scarf’.

The Keighley group met on Saturday afternoon to display some of their knitted items.

Peace campaigner, Sylvia Boyes, said: “People are knitting pieces in all shades of pink – 100 centimetres by 60 centimetres – both individually and in groups all over the country and further afield.

“This is in preparation for a gathering, which will produce a pink peace scarf seven miles long, to stretch from the atomic weapons establishments between Burghfield and Aldermaston in Berkshire.

“This will take place on August 9 – the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki in 1945. A coach will be taking local campaigners to Aldermaston, picking up at Keighley. After the event, the pieces will be dismantled and made into blankets, to be distributed where needed.”

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