David Polden is one of CND’s longest-standing activists. He joined the 1960 Easter march from Aldermaston to Trafalgar Square and all following such marches until the most recent one in 2004.

David became involved in the Committee of 100 campaign to remove nuclear weapons from the UK through mass civil disobedience, and was arrested, along with Bertrand Russell and some 830 others after a mass sit-down in Whitehall. He was fined £2.

This was not to be his last arrest. He was arrested soon after for obstructing the supply jetty for the US Polaris fleet, and then for jumping over the perimeter fence at a RAF nuclear bomber base in Norfolk. More recently, David was arrested for disrupting the Arms Fair.

David has been a member of Hornsey (now Haringey) CND since 1980, and worked for London Region CND for 25 years.

What is 60 faces of CND?
2018 is the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND has been a powerful collective voice against the dangers of nuclear weapons.

CND’s greatest strength has always been its members.
Incredible people have shaped our history,
our present and will continue to inspire in the future.

Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
60 people who represent all the millions of people
who have campaigned for nuclear disarmament over the decades
and have made our organisation so remarkable.

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