Blast remembered

08 Aug

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Around fifty people joined the peace march from Bucky Doo Square, via the river and Quaker Peace Garden to St. Mary’s to mark the 70th anniversary of the use of the Atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.

In a moving ceremony young people from Bridport joined with their exchange partners from Japan to light candles in remembrance of the 140,000 who died as a result of the bomb.  Their tutor, who was himself born and brought up in Hiroshima after the war, spoke about the people he had met who had survived the terrible event because they were away from the epicentre of the blast.  The banner ‘No more Hiroshima’s’ stayed in the church overnight.