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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She was even part of the famous Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp - an anti-nuclear protest which spanned almost 20 years.
The evidence for the campaigners of Greenham Common, which started with a march from Wales, is safely kept by the Archive.
Entries give details on various anti-war movements based in the UK, such as the Greenham Common WomenAEs Peace Camp of the 1980s, and profile leaders such as Virginia Woolf and Tony Benn.
LATE in November 1983, The Greenham Common women's group cranked up its protest as cruise missiles arrived at the US airbase in Berkshire.
1983: The Greenham Common women's group mounted their first protest as cruise missiles arrived at the US airbase in Berkshire.
Through graphic photographs, artwork and cartoons, Smith charts the evolution of the Peace Movement through the terrible conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries - the First and Second World Wars, Hiroshima, Vietnam - through to the Gulf Wars via Greenham Common, Aldermaston, and Guantanamo Bay.
Beneath, it's a moving exploration of how the women who grew up with feminism and protested at Greenham Common come to terms with motherhood, middle age and the horrible feeling that this is not what they signed up for.
Ministers feared mass anti-nuke protests in 1983 would stop US cruise missiles being stationed at the Greenham Common airbase.
1984: The women from the main peace camp at Greenham Common in Berkshire, above, are evicted.
Exhibits include The Last Gaze, presented for the Northern Art Prize in 2013 and Common Reflections, a representation of the fence at Greenham Common produced using concrete, wire fencing, corrugated zinc and mirror panels.
Previous spoilers for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" claim the Greenham Common location was used to set up the Pirates Cove.
1983: The Greenham Common women's group (pictured) mounted their first protest as cruise missiles arrived at the US airbase in Berkshire.