Hiroshima Day Candle Float

Event Date: 6th August 2019
Location: Between Fisherton Bridge and Crane Bridge in Salisbury, 8.45 pm

This is a special evening when candles are floated down the river in a quiet remembrance of all who have suffered as a result of nuclear weapons both during their actual use and their testing.  

All materials used in the candle float are recovered from the river at the end of the event, so please feel assured that we are not polluting the river in any way.

This is a video of the event a few years ago that provides a taste of what should happen this year.  Do mark the date on your calendar and come to join us for what is always a memorable experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA465mO5Qak&feature=youtu.be

The link below takes you to Salisbury CND website coverage of last year’s event.

http://www.cndsalisbury.org.uk/news_items/285-hiroshima-candle-float-in-salisbury-on-6th-august-2018

A special addition to this year’s event is a personal letter from the Mayor of Hiroshima.  He sends us wise words and his best wishes for this years Candle Float.  This is a lovely gesture that we all appreciate greatly.

His letter has been reproduced in the leaflet for the event, together with comment about the end of the INF Treaty and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  Do take a look at the links below.

Letter from the Mayor of Hiroshima

Candle Float Leaflet