Walking to Greenham

18 Aug 2011

On the 30th anniversary of the arrival of the first marchers at Greenham Common, Ann Pettitt's autobiography, telling the remarkable story of her involvement with the Greenham Peace Camp,  Walking to Greenham  (Honno) is once more in the news.

In 1980, way back in what now seem the dark ages of the Cold War, when ordinary, thinking people lived in constant fear and expectation of a nuclear war, Ann Pettitt decided that she had to do something about it. She had the idea of organising a women-only march to Greenham Common to protest against the planned storage of Cruise missiles at the American base there. Undeterred by the fact that she and her partner had two very young children and a smallholding to run, Ann was determined to make her idea a reality. The rest is history.
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