Greet peace walkers travelling through Bourne and Market Deeping

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Members of Bourne Methodist Church are inviting people to join them in welcoming walkers on a Pilgrimage for Peace, against spending money on nuclear weapons, who are arriving at the Memorial Gardens at about 5pm today (Monday).

The group, walking from Iona to London this summer, travelled from Sleaford to Bourne on Monday and will continue from Bourne to Market Deeping tomorrow (Tuesday) where they will have a picnic for peace lunch at the Garden of Remembrance in the town.

They want the UK Government to abandon the renewal of the Trident nuclear missile system and instead spend that £100 billion on hard-pressed NHS, education and social welfare budgets.

The model for the Peace and Justice Pilgrimage was the UK Olympic Torch relay. Walkers cover 10-15 miles a day, with a rest day once a week. Three pilgrims will walk the entire 750-mile route. They will be joined by others for periods between a few hours and a few weeks.

Accommodation and hospitality is provided by supporters along the way.