Julia Ball, Elspeth Owen, and Gerd Browne

I met Elspeth with her close friends Julia Bell and Gerd Browne. They met through a Cambridge peace group and were on one of the first walks from Wales. They produced a book, 1983/4, an anthology of women’s writing, MY COUNTRIES – THE WHOLE WORLD FROM SAPPHO TO GREENHAM, now out of print. They felt empowered by the Greenham experience, Elspeth going on to be a successful potter, Julia, already an artist, inspired to continue and Gerd opening her own bookshop.

They were interviewed by June Hughes in Cambridge in 2019.

They were photographed by Christine Bradshaw. Image ©ChristineBradshaw 2019.

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