Greenham Common


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Greenham Common

(ˈɡriːnəm)
n
(Placename) a village in West Berkshire unitary authority, Berkshire; site of a US cruise missile base, and, from 1981, a camp of women protesters against nuclear weapons; although the base had closed by 1991 a small number of women remained until 2000
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In 1983, tens of thousands of peace protesters formed a human chain stretching 14 miles across Berkshire, starting at the US airbase at Greenham Common.
Mrs Walford, 83, of Spon End, Coventry, spent up to six weeks at a time camping at Greenham Common, Berkshire, between 1983 and 1993.
Birkenstocks They're a little less Greenham Common and a little more rock 'n' roll now they've been given the Heidi Klum touch.
If the runways at Greenham Common were still intact - the longest runways in Europe - and an Act of Parliament to restore them to common land not been in place, then plans for an airport would have been mooted in Berkshire.
The channel is showing a series of archive programmes about the history of protests in Wales - from Greenham Common to the burning of the Penyberth bombing school on the Lleyn Peninsula in 1936 and the 50-year history of the Welsh Language Society.
When the last missiles left Greenham Common some of the protestors, who had purported to want their removal, lay down to block their going, presumably because with them went their chosen way of lie.
Also songs such as The Women's Army is Marching, We are Women and We Rule, and the Greenham Common songs such as "We are Common Greenham Women" and "You Can't Kill the Spirit".
In the early 1980s, she joined in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and in 1984, when the miners staged their year-long strike, Dorothy was dividing her time between demonstrating at Greenham Common USAF air base and collecting money and food for distribution to striking miners.
Day six and Jason's still preening in front of a mirror, Kitten thinks she's at Greenham Common, 1983, and Marco's still audi-tioning for the remake of Queer As Folk.
Okay, you probably wouldn't have found most of them on Greenham Common or wearing CND stickers,but then again, they were too busy doing things like work hard and raise families.
The protesters included veterans of the former Greenham Common peace camps.
The scene at Greenham Common near Newbury shows Sir John Throckmorton being measured for the coat, the sheep before they are sheered and all the workers involved in the feat, the spinners, the weavers, the tailors.