From 1981 for almost 20 years, Greenham Common became home to thousands of women acting in political resistance to the nuclear arms race, to patriarchy and violence in all its forms and to the claiming of British common land to store US missiles..

We are collating and preserving the stories from these protests, creating an archive, to keep alive this extraordinary achievement.

Explore this site to hear their stories first-hand.

If you have experiences, photos or memorabilia to share, please get in touch.

The Camp

On August 26th, 1981, 36 people set off to walk 110 miles from Cardiff to RAF Greenham Common in protest against the Americans holding Cruise missiles on common land. They arrived on September 3rd 1981.

This Project

Since 2018, we have been interviewing Greenham Women, archiving and sharing their stories through this website and national events - including a recreation of the march that started it all, forty years on, in 2021


How can the legacy of Greenham Common inspire the next generation of activists and give us hope for the future ?

Can your school find Common Ground?

Common Ground is an opportunity for your school to find out more about the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp and to take inspiration from the thousands of women who stood up for what they believed to consider what causes are important to your learners today.

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The Project

 Funded by The Heritage Lottery South West, we have travelled the country interviewing the women who formed the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. 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.

Spread the word!

The 40th anniversary of the Greenham Common March was celebrated from August 26th to September 3rd 2021, with over 100 women participating. Explore all the fun of the March.


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


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


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

We need your support!

You can help us preserve and share the incredible stories from the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. If you would like to support our work, please consider donating or buying us a'virtual coffee" via our Ko-Fi page. All donations are gratefully received. We thank you in advance for any help you are comfortably able to give.


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