60th Anniversary of the Windscale Fire this year – Lessons Learnt?

Windscale Fire 60 years anniversary.jpg
Please join us if you can – here is a Poster to Download and Display – ThanX!

Advance notice of just some of the events taking place to

Remember the Windscale Fire of 1957

9th October 1pm: Banner Making Event at Maple Farm with opportunity to hear from nuclear activists about Preston’s key role in fuelling the Windscale Fire in Pile 1.

9th October 3.30 pm Vigil at Springfields (with freshly minted banners!) outside the UKs nuclear fuel manufacturing plant just 5.5 miles from PNR fracking site.

10th October 11am in Keswick Town Centre. Vigil to remember the Windscale Fire and the unnamed children and adults who have died (and are dying) of radiation linked diseases as a result .

10th October approx. 2pm Laying an Autumn Wreath on the Windscale Fire Memorial Plaque outside Sellafield

10th October approx. 3pm meet at St Bridgets Church, Beckermet – site visit to view the proposed Moorside plan within the shadow of the still too dangerous to ‘decommission’ Windscale Pile 1 chimney.


(Stock Photo – Note: we havnt paid for this, so here is the link for journalists wishing to use it without copyright infringement)

2 thoughts on “60th Anniversary of the Windscale Fire this year – Lessons Learnt?

  1. Hoofie

    Clever as it is that drawing is completely wrong. The fire was at the back of the reactor and completely Invisible from outside of the biological shield made of concrete. The only was to see it was by removing a core plug at the front of the reactor loading wall/biological shield and looking through it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s