Barbara was easily persuaded to visit Greenham with a group of women from Hackney after an upbringing by politicised parents. Her black father and white mother had taken her to see concentration camps in Europe where she learnt the danger of power with no responsibility.

She recalls going on demonstrations with her family and experiencing discrimination due to race and class, including police brutality and dishonesty. She also talks about her decision to take her daughter, Ellen, on demonstrations, the strength of having women’s protests and the importance of women having status.

Barbara found Greenham to be a peaceful and friendly place where she felt safe.

Barbara was interviewed by Vanessa Pini in February 2021.

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