Angela Akehurst

Angela worked as a coach driver in the 1980s and, though she never lived or stayed overnight at the Greenham Common peace camp, she often drove a coach to demonstrations and actions. Together with another driver, she drove a coach of 45 Greenham Women to Russia on a three-week fact-finding mission. Onboard a coach with the route number 007, their journey was challenging and eventful, involving huge distances, KGB tails and pink Champagne consumption. Angela remembers her passengers as being a hugely diverse, energetic, creative, patient and joyful group of women.

Angela was interviewed by Josephine Liptrott in 2019.

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