Were you a Greenham Woman? Do you have any stories about Greenham? Do you have friends, colleagues or family members who were at Greenham? A new project wants to interview women who were involved in the Greenham Common Peace Camp between 1981 and 2000.
The Heritage Lottery Fund South West has awarded Cornish feminist theatre hub Scary Little Girls, in partnership with The Heroine Collective, a 50k grant to bring this hugely important piece of feminist heritage into public access. The oral history collated during the project will be presented in a specially designed website, a nationwide exhibition, and will have a permanent home at The Women’s Library at The London School of Economics.
Women from all over the world braved every weather and indignity to to protest peacefully and creatively about the threat to humankind from the nuclear arms race. In a time before the internet and mobile phones, the women and their supporters managed to organise thousands for actions like “Embrace the Base” in 1982, in which 30,000 women held hands around the edges of the common.
Interviews will take place between January and April 2019, and will be ideally done in person. If women aren’t able to get out of the house, the group can happily arrange to go to them. They only have resources to interview 100 women but they are also exploring ways to include stories in other forms on the website, so that everyone’s experience is included. The project is also interested in hearing about any archival material that women may have, such as photographs, letters, paintings or documentation.
You can contact the project at email@example.com