Illona is an actor based in London. From an early age she had strong feelings about the unfairness of class and gender roles in society, and has been involved in the peace movement since before Greenham. Illona has kept diaries throughout her life. Together we look at her photos of the “Reflect the base” action in December 1983, and Illona recalls memories of this extraordinary day when she first saw Greenham. She then came back and forth from Greenham, spending most of her time at Yellow Gate. In her interview, Illona also shares a couple of the songs she remembers most vividly and at 22.40 a poem by Wendy Poussard called “Greenham Women”.

Illona was interviewed by Alice Robinson in 2019.

She was photographed by Christine Bradshaw © 2019.

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