Two thousand women from a number of villages in the hills around the town of Penygroes in Caernarfonshire, North Wales, arrived at the market town on 27 May 1926, led by peace activists Gwladys Thoday and Silyn Roberts. Many of the women carried the blue flag of peace.
They would continue the Peacemakers’ Pilgrimage, some walking, others travelling by charabanc towards Chester. Twenty eight of them would make it as far as the national demonstration in Hyde Park, London, on 19 June where Mrs Thoday and Mrs Roberts both addressed the crowd, including a speech in Welsh.
At the Front of the March: Women in the North Wales Peace Movement, Arming All Sides: the Arms Trade Before, During and After the First World War.
BBC, 2016. March through Caernarfon to Remember 1926 Peace Campaign.
The Women’s Peace Crusade 1928