Suffolk anti-nuclear campaigner Charles Barnett dies aged 93

Charles Barnett, leader of the Shut Down Sizewell campaign, on the beach in front of Sizewell B in 2

Charles Barnett, leader of the Shut Down Sizewell campaign, on the beach in front of Sizewell B in 2011 Picture: ARCHANT

Mr Barnett, who lived in Dunwich, was well known for his campaigning against nuclear energy and the Sizewell B development.

Charles Barnett, chairman of the Shut Down Sizewell Campaign and his late wife Mary at RAF Lakenheat

Charles Barnett, chairman of the Shut Down Sizewell Campaign and his late wife Mary at RAF Lakenheath Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Mr Barnett died on Friday after a short illness, he was 93.

At the time of his death Mr Barnett remained the chairman of the Shut Down Sizewell Campaign which he had founded over 30 years ago.

He was a lifetime member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament or CND: taking part in protests, lobbying Parliament and endlessly campaigning against nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.

Tom Griffith-Jones from Shut Down Sizewell said: “Charles Barnett was a man of strong principles with a deep concern for the well-being of the world and its inhabitants.”

Charles Barnett and Peter Lanyon from the Shut Down Sizewell campaign protesting at the AGM of the S

Charles Barnett and Peter Lanyon from the Shut Down Sizewell campaign protesting at the AGM of the Sizewell A and B Stakeholder Group in June 2011 Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Contributed

Mr Barnett leaves three sons, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Charles Barnett in his later years Picture: CHRIS URE

Charles Barnett in his later years Picture: CHRIS URE - Credit: Archant

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