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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2000 After 19 years, the last women protesters left RAF Greenham Common in Berkshire.
It was announced US nuclear cruise missiles would be stored at RAF Greenham Common, sparking protests.
What happened at Greenham Common, Molesworth, Faslane, the Aldermaston march to campaign for nuclear disarmament 60 years ago.
They were doing it in protest at attempts to evict women campers at Greenham Common in Berkshire who were themselves protesting at the installation of American cruise missiles at the RAF base there.
1983: The Greenham Common women's group mounted their first protest as cruise missiles arrived at the US airbase in Berkshire.
She was even part of the famous Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp - an anti-nuclear protest which spanned almost 20 years.
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.