The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament – CND – had a huge surge in membership in Sheffield and across the UK.
Here, we look through the archives at some pictures of protesters from the past.
1. Nuclear fears
Sheffield Youth CND protesters pictured in Fargate, Sheffield, in April 1984 Photo: Sheffield Newspapers
2. Hiroshima vigil
Members of CND hold a vigil on Sheffield Cathedral forecourt on the 25th anniversary of the dropping of the first atom bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1970 Photo: Sheffield Newspapers
3. Pedalling for peace
Peace pedallers on a 300-mile journey for CND pictured outside Sheffield Town Hall in June 1985 Photo: Sheffield Newspapers
4. Convoy route
Yorkshire CND branch members hold up a protest banner on the A1 in December 1986 Photo: Sheffield Newspapers