Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemorative Candle Float 2021

Posted: 27th July 2021

We decided to make a film this year to avoid drawing large crowds and risking the spread of Covid-19.

We were so fortunate to have wonderful co-operation from a group in Hiroshima, who organised for us to receive a letter from the Mayor of Hiroshima.

They also sent us 5 of their lanterns to join with ours during the Candle Float.  

See the film here:


A series of beautiful still photographs were taken during the filming and they are available here:


Sample press coverage


National CND’s coverage

Film mentioned in Salisbury Quakers Newsletter

Learn more of the musicians who so kindly allowed us to use their music


and see how they kindly linked to Salisbury CND through their Facebook page


Message from the Mayor of Hiroshima on 6th August

From: 小松 佐知子 <[email protected]>
Date: 2021年8月7日(土) 13:28
Subject: The City of Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2021
To: 小松 佐知子 <[email protected]>

Dear all,


Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation with the City of Hiroshima’s initiatives for peace.


This email is being sent to those with connections to our city, those who continue to support our city’s efforts for peace, and many others; we hope this email finds you safe and healthy.  


We held the Peace Memorial Ceremony yesterday on August 6. Every year during the ceremony, the Mayor of Hiroshima delivers a Peace Declaration to world, calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons from our planet and the creation of lasting world peace.


We have made a video of Mayor Matsui delivering this year’s Peace Declaration in English so that our message may reach farther and wider around the globe.


The video can be accessed via the following link, and I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to share this with others in your organization and country.




Further information regarding the Peace Declaration can be found on the following page of the City of Hiroshima official website.



If you have any thoughts or opinions you would like to share regarding the video, we would very much appreciate hearing from you.


With best wishes for your good health,  





Peace Promotion Division

Citizens Affairs Bureau, the City of Hiroshima

Tel: 81-82-242-7831   Fax: 81-82-242-7452

1-5 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811


Mayor's letter

Press release


A little history of the Salisbury CND Candle Float


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