Greenham Common


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Greenham Common

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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Left, the Greenham Common protest' TRAGEDY OF WAR: Hundreds lost their lives in the Falklands conflict, left.
She was arrested for trespass while demonstrating against cruise missiles at Greenham Common in 1987.
People travelled for days to get to Greenham Common to watch the event - it was absolutely famous.
Today seven women were settling into a peace camp outside St Thomas the Martyr Church, Haymarket, Newcastle, in protest at attempts to evict other campaigning women campers at Greenham Common, Berkshire.
The women, led by Greenham Common protest founder Ann Pettitt, sat outside RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.
PEACE campaigner Peggy Walford returned to Greenham Common in Berkshire to commemorate a memorial marking the women's campaign against the nuclear missiles once kept at the former US base.
In what became one of the most successful protest movements ever, pictures of the women of Greenham Common were flashed around the world as they campaigned against US cruise missiles being stored at the RAF base in Berkshire.
But protesters vowed to fight the move - and warned of another Greenham Common.
THIS week saw the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Greenham common anti-nuclear protest.
In August 1981 four West Wales women, inspired by a recent peace march from Paris to Copenhagen, organised a 110-mile walk from Cardiff to the Greenham Common Air Base in Newbury, Berkshire, in protest at the decision to house Cruise missiles there.