Clare’s parents were Catholic and part of the Pax Christi peace movement.
Polly’s parents were a part of CND and she joined them from a young age on demonstrations.
Neither stayed at Greenham but both made frequent day visits with supplies and fresh vegetables. (The only occasion that Clare stayed was one February night when she woke in a bender with 4” of snow on her feet – “I’ve never been so cold in my life”.
Both discuss the role of men in helping at Greenham – visiting the women with children, bringing supplies, helping with Cruise Watch.
Clare, also involved in Cruise Watch, describes driving at night to watch the missile convoys: “They were terrifying, it was like being in a horror movie.”
Polly and Clare were interviewed by Leslie Lyle in Kent in 2019.
They were photographed by Christine Bradshaw. Image ©ChristineBradshaw 2019.