Young Socialists

Going off to protest at Faslane

The West End of London Road, Edinburgh

Around 1958

Great Aunt Aggie walks along Portobello Promenade in her fur coat with sister Cissie and brother-in-law, Jackin the early-1950s

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Young Socialists

Thank you to Ian Scott for sending me this photo.

Ian wrote:

"Here are Young Socialists going off to demonstrate at Faslane (in 1958?).  This photo was taken at the west end of London Road, close to Leith Walk."


Faslane Naval Base is on the Gareloch, in the Clyde estuary, 25 miles NW of Glasgow.

In 1967, Faslane became the base for Britain's Polaris nuclear submarines and a focus for protests by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), founded in 1958.

This picture shows a group of protesters about to leave Edinburgh for Faslane, around 1958.  One of the placards refers to Huge Gaitskell.  He was Leader of the Opposition in the UK Parliament from 1955 until his death in 1963.

Acknowledgement:  Ian Scott, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, England:  April 18, 2009