Peace veteran is still on the campaign trail at 89!
A SEASONED peace campaigner is to spearhead a fresh challenge to ban the bomb - at the age of 89.
Betty Tebbs, from Prestwich, will join a group of CND activists from across Greater Manchester in a bid to blockade the Royal Navy Trident nuclear base at Faslane in Scotland on June 12.
The protest against Governments plan to upgrade the missiles at a cost of £76 billion as well as highight a range of issues, from human rights to climate change.
Last year, Betty, of Ostrich Lane, received a lifelong commitment award by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament which she joined when it started in 1958.
During her 49 years' service, the great-grandmother has travelled including Geneva where she met Soviet and US representatives who were negotiating on weapons.
She said: "My age is no impediment to my commitment to nuclear disarmament. I have been campaigning for over 40 years and I am not about to stop now."