Keighley knitters take action against nuclear weapons.

7:00am Monday 2nd June 2014

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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