Despite the threat of rain, several hundred people attended the No More War demonstration in the Market Place in Derby on Sunday 29 July to denounce war with all its horrors. The first resolution moved was:‘This meeting of citizens sends fraternal greetings to the similar gatherings now held throughout the world to inspire abhorrence of war and militarism; joins with them in declaring that the time has come for the peoples to insist upon universal disarmament, and calls upon its own Government to take the initiative in making a proposal for immediate disarmament by land, sea, and air.’
This resolution was passed unanimously. A League of Nations resolution was also passed overwhelmingly.
Derby Daily Telegraph, 31 July 1923.