Rather than a long day trip to London for the Mothers March and then another for the TUC cuts demonstration a fortnight later, I decided to stay down south and have a circular cycle tour (with some bits on trains) from London to London via Oxfordshire, South Wales, Bristol, Dorset, Hampshire and Sussex.
Here, thatching in progress near Maiden Newton *
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on my tour I was fortunate to find kind people to put me up each night, some old friends and some new ones. So no impersonal hotel, instead pleasant company and lots of chatting.
So after the Mothers March it was train to Oxford and then a cycle to Stanford in the Vale where John and Pat from Peace News Summer Camp were most hospitable. I was really touched by this mug of water Pat put in my bedroom with 'Hello Roy' on one side...
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and welcome and a smiley face on the other
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next day it was a cycle to Swindon, on the way seeing this village pump protected by an attractive roof *
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then a train from Swindon to this splendid curved roof *
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the splendid Bristol Temple Meads station.
From here I got another train to Swansea to continue cycling on *
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there's an excellent cycle path along Swansea Bay and along it I came across this memorial to 'Swansea Jack' *
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a hero of bygone days
click on the photo to read the inscription *
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between Swansea bay and the next one it was up and over the Gower peninsula along an old railway path, then past these mudflats near Llanelli
Next on to my final destination for the day, Glyn Abbey (see photo album below in the My Galleries list on the left) *
Permanent, Faslane,6 miles NW of Helensburgh, Scotland on A814:
Faslane Peace Camp sited close to Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base. Also 1st Saturday in every month noise demo, workshops, free cafe and kids space. Tel:01436 820901
For photos click here
Permanent for 'woodland maintenance workers', near Garelochhead, Scotland:
Peaton Glen Wood Peace Camp sited opposite Coulport Nuclear Weapons
Base For more info click here
Every Tuesday evening, 6 - 8 pm, Main Entrance at NSA/USAF Menwith
Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire: Peaceful
protests/witnesses against the proposed US 'Star Wars' systemThe
demonstration is focussed on the people who work at USAF Menwith Hill
- for example - we are protesting at the roles this base has ie in the
American Missile Defense System ("Star Wars"), the specifically the
continuing role re the Afghanistan and Iraq conflict, the policy of
'pre-emptive strikes', the ECHELON system We are also calling for Independence
FROM America. Please come and voice your concerns at the presence of
this American base on UK land.For more info click here
2nd weekend of every month: Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp clickhere or contact email@example.com
Every Wednesday, 4-6pm Brighton, Smash EDO,noise demo against the arms manufacturer for more information click here
3rd weekend of every month, North Yorkshire: Menwith Hill Women's Peace Camp contact firstname.lastname@example.org
last weekend of every month, Cumbria: Sellafield Women's Peace Camp contact 0113 262 1534
First Mondays of every month 5-6pm Warton, on A584 7 miles west of Preston, Lancashire. Vigil and leafletting of workers at arms makers BAE Systems site contact Jan Harper 0151 2636578 email@example.com
'Skipton - East Lancashire Rail Action Parnership'
Protect Babies of the World
for more information on the Baby Milk Action campaign click here
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