The Hiroshima Day Plaque

Located on the side wall of the Pump House Museum building is a small plaque.  When I took these photographs in March of 2008 the museum was closed because it is in the process of redevelopment. 

Manchester City Council first carried a resolution declaring the City a nuclear free zone in November 1980.  Around the city centre there are a number of "memorials" related to that decision including a "Messenger of Peace" statue and a Peace Garden near St. Peter's Square and plaques in the Town Hall.  This plaque placed here by the Manchester City Council and the Greater Manchester Committee for Nuclear Disarmament marks the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1946.  As you can see it was unveiled by a survivor of the Hiroshima bomb.  Hibakusha is the term used in Japan to refer to victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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