Wool Against Weapons

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Wool Against Weapons is the campaign that CND is supporting. If you haven’t heard, Wool Against Weapons is a campaign that aims to raise awareness of nuclear weapons by encouraging people to knit/crochet a meter square of pink scarf. We need about 2,000 pieces of knitting in order to create a seven-mile human scarf that will connect AWE Aldermaston and AWE Burghfield on 9th August.

Make this protest BIG, so that the politicians take notice!

Yorkshire CND will be helping coordinate transport down the event at Burghfield, so if you are knitting, please think about coming along to help link your scarf.  There will be transport from the Dales, from Leeds/Bradford, Sheffield, and Huddersfield.  Get in touch now to book your space.


Friday 11th July – Wool against Weapons Knit-In and symbolic Yorkshire scarf unfurling in Leeds, outside Leeds Art Gallery on the Headrow, from 11.30 until 2 (weather permitting – though we will have a gazebo).

Saturday 19th July – Wool against Weapons ‘Knit-In’ in Calderdale.  11am-1pm at Cheeky Sew and Sew, 2 Dale Rd (off Water St) Todmorden.  All welcome. Click here  for the poster

Saturday 9th August – the big wool against weapons protest at Aldermaston / Burghfield.

Plus all these events in Sheffield:

Thursday 10th July: 1.30 – 4 p.m. knitting meet up at the Quaker Meeting house, St James Street.
Thursday 17th July: 12 – 2 p.m. ”First grand roll out of Sheffield Peace scarf’ – outside the Town hall and in the Peace Gardens. Please tell your friends and try to join us by proudly holding our scarf out in Sheffield city centre and publicising the campaign to scrap Trident(we can’t quite match Scottish CND who unfurled 900 metres of scarf in Edinburgh on Saturday, but we’ll do our bit!)
Sunday 20th July – Knit In at the LUSH shop on Fargate, from 11am
Thursday 24th July: 1.30 – 4 p.m.
at the Quaker meeting house.  Final group knitting session – if you’re struggling to finish your piece, worry not and bring it along on the 24th. We’ll make sure it gets finished before the 9th August!
Sunday 3rd August;  2.30 p.m.
Sheffield CND peace picnic – final outing for the Sheffield section of the peace scarf. Meersbrook Walled garden, just off Brook Rd in Meersbrook Park, S 8 9EH.

 The Wool against Weapons_leaflet / postcard

Regional contact in Yorkshire Bryony Pye bryonypye@ymail.com
Keighley  Sylvia Boyes  robinandsylvia@aol.com
Grassington Judith Joy judithmjoy@aol.com
Skipton Jette Howard jettehoward@yahoo.com
Settle Alison Tyas alisontyas@gmail.com
Huddersfield  Robin Bowles cara@cooptel.net
Bradford – Maya Williams maya.m.williams@gmail.com
Calderdale – Catherine – cath@yorkshirecnd.org.uk
Sheffield – Facebook page – sheffield-wool-against-weapons – jenny.patient@blueyonder.co.uk
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