AROUND 50,000 people are expected in Japan at next Tuesday’s Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony to mark the day the first atomic bomb was dropped and back in the 1990s one Ulverston woman did her best to remember this world-changing event.

Peace Campaigner Win Langton staged her annual vigil at Ulverston war memorial on August 6 to remember those killed as the Second World War drew to a close in 1945.

Mrs Langton, of Central Drive, died in March 2003 at the age of 93 and was still to found at her vigil beyond the age of 90.

As she got ready for one of vigils for Hiroshima, at the age of 88, she said: “I said to myself I must keep it up, even if I have to go it alone.”

The CND and Ulverston Peace Group member also campaigned for pensioners, on behalf of communities in Vietnam and against the poll tax, or community charge.

She was presented with an Ulverston outstanding citizen’s award in 1999 and received a Medal of Honour from the Vietnamese government.