In September 1981, 36 women chained themselves to the RAF Greenham Common base fence in protest against the Americans holding cruise missiles on common land.
This marked the beginning of a 19 year protest at Greenham Common.
The Common became home to thousands of women acting in political resistance to the nuclear arms race.
Explore this site to hear their stories first-hand.
See our project photographs of the women, photographic donations from the women's personal collections and snapshots of the wonderful material archivists have collected.