Sarah co-edited Greenham Common: Women at the Wire with Barbara Harford for the Women’s Press and got involved with Greenham when the Quakers from Dorset Peace Council wanted to be there to welcome the women from Wales. She gives an interesting insight into the progressive decision-making and leadership at the camp and talks about the impossible commitment to consensus. Sarah tells a fascinating story about the collective instinct of women and their understanding of disarmament when faced with challenging situations. They were sitting quietly round the camp one night when a young man – angry, drunk and threatening appeared. No one knew what to do and they made a circle round him in a unified and unspoken way. They swayed and sang so that the fear they and he felt was taken up in the rhythm of the song, until they reached a place of stillness.
Sarah was interviewed by Tricia Grace Norton in 2019.