Pat Arrowsmith


Pat Arrowsmith born Leamington Spa, England March 2, 1930. British author and poet. Peace activist with Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; jailed 11 times, 1958-85. Organized first Aldermaston March, 1958; ran as peace candidate for Parliament, 1970, 1979. Sentenced to 18 months for leafleting soldiers against war in Northern Ireland, she appealed to European Human Rights Court.


“People marched then because they were frightened of nuclear weapons. They were also worried about the fall-out from nuclear tests. . . Why we are marching to Aldermaston now is because we believe there are schemes to create a new generation of nuclear weapons.” (BBC Online, Apr. 7, 2004; photo teifidancer blog)