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Eric AustenGea J. says
Sep 24, 2010 3:39 AM
thankyou for all of the comments. it is quite a humbling experience to have actually lived throughand been part of the creation of what has become such a major symbol of peace.
my father, Eric Austen,was one of the original founder members
of the committee of 100, and becuase he happened to have been to art school with his friend Gerald Holtom,also from Norfolk, it was a natural thing when the original campaign for nuclear disarmement started to make a symbol,especially as they were planning the first Aldermaston march,and needed banners to represent the whole movement. I remember sitting with my father at a wooden kitchen table ,and he had sheets of paper with designs..he asked me which ones liked,becuase my father made pottery as well as being a primary school teacher,
he decided to hand make small badges from ceramic,in his favourite combination,
blackand white,and glue a small pin on the back,so people could wear them,1958,was still very much pre te
Let the Spindle Be Spun - A ChantLet the Spindle be newly spun,
Thread and needle shall soon become one;
The Waters are ebbing and the Waters are flowing,
Rising with the tide of the young.
Let the Spindle be swiftly spun,
And weave together a tapestry of one;
The Earth is greening and the Earth is blooming,
Growing stronger in the warm sun.
Let the Spindle be slowly spun,
And blankets be made for everyone;
The Fires are crackling and the Fires are burning,
And the old year will soon be done.
Let the Spindle be wisely spun,
And fresh wool prepared for everyone;
The Wind is blowing and the Wind is moving,
And the snow-melt begins to run.
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