Dr Sheila Jones played a major role in the foundation of CND, having been active in the anti-nuclear movement for a number of years. From 1955 she was secretary of the Joint Local Committee for the Abolition of Nuclear Bomb Tests in Hampstead, north London and activities were run from her house in Well Road. The Committee distributed leaflets, held public meetings, sponsored film shows and organised a letter-writing campaign which swamped them in an avalanche of mail.

In 1957 she joined Ianthe Carswell in founding the National Council for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons Tests and in 1958 they agreed to transfer all its resources – funds, office and staff – to the newly founded CND. A scientist by profession, Sheila supported CND throughout her life and was its Archivist in later 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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