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.

The Project

We have travelled the country interviewing the women who formed the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. Funded by The Heritage Lottery South West, this is the largest collection of oral testimonies of the women yet collated, digitised and made available to the public.

We have interviewed 100 women. Every month, we'll release new testimonies until our full collection is available on the site.

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Audio

Listen to these personal, fascinating and enlightening conversations with Greenham women.

Visual

See our project photographs of the women, photographic donations from the women's personal collections and snapshots of the wonderful material archivists have collected.

Written

Read the written testimonies of Greenham Women, highlighting key experiences from their time on the Common.

We need your support!

Please check out our GoFundMe page where we are raising money to create inspiring artwork for the exhibition. All donations are gratefully received and will go a long way in continuing the legacy of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp.

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