Peggy Duff was CND’s first general secretary, described by Noam Chomsky as ‘one of the people who really changed modern history’. Having worked as a journalist after her university years, she began peace campaigning in the late 1930s and worked for a number of progressive causes both before and after her involvement in founding and running CND.

Peggy organised the Aldermaston marches from 1959 to 1963: when she wrote her autobiography in 1971 she dedicated it most of all to ‘the Aldermaston Marchers, whom I loved’. Peggy was a human dynamo, sometimes chaotic, according to CND’s first Chair, Canon Collins, but tireless and energetic achieving impressive results.

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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