Jill Gough is passionate about peace, serving as CND Cymru’s national secretary since 1991, and as editor of its bilingual magazine Heddwch since 1994.
Jill moved to Wales to attend Cardiff University in 1970, and hasn’t left. ‘There is a different flavour to CND in Wales,’ she says, ‘stemming from traditions of pacifism and non-conformism; activism is more anarchic.’
At the time Jill was starting a family in 1980, the government decided to permit deployment of US cruise missiles at Greenham Common and Molesworth. ‘I thought it was pointless teaching my kids to clean their teeth while Thatcher and Reagan conspired to ensure they wouldn’t live long enough to benefit,’ Jill remembers. So she became active in the anti-nuclear movement.
From protesting at Greenham to opposing the dumping of nuclear waste in Wales, Jill has certainly continued to be active throughout the years.
What is 60 faces of CND?
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.
Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
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