British schoolchild living in Glasgow, 1940s. Involvement with Mothers for Peace, Grassington Peace Group and visits to Greenham Common and Molesworth Peace Camps, 1980s
REEL 1 Aspects of family background. Recollections of life in Glasgow, 1940s: Peace Pledge Union meetings held by her mother; development of own pacifist ideas; reaction of local community to anti-war sermons of local Congregational Minister; question of non-violent action; Uncle's experience as Conscientious Objector during First World War; attitude towards war; providing home for bombed out family; father's work with children evacuated to Scotland; benefits of learning German language; knowledge of teacher, John Hutchinson's, experiences in Germany, 1938.
REEL 2 Continues: Hutchinson's aid to Jewish community. Aspects of visit to Germany, 1949: war devastation; suspicion towards her and her friend; relations with local people. Recollections of involvement with Peace activities, 1980s: formation of Grassington Peace Group, 1981; purpose of group; decision not affiliate with CND; importance of group support; activities of Grassington group, since 1981; visits from members of overseas peace groups.
REEL 3 Continues: making of Peace Quilt for International Year of Peace, 1986; quilts made by Mother's for Peace; belief that peace groups often misunderstood; public attitude towards their peace activities; formation of Mother's for Peace; visit to Bulgaria, 1984; hosting MFP visitors from Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; impact of MFP on Cold War; situation in Bulgaria on return in 1990s.
REEL 4 Continues: visit to Greenham Common Peace Camp for 'Embrace the Base' event, 1982; attitude towards work of Greenham women; attitude towards women-only aspect of Greenham; occasion when two Greenham women spoke at Grassington peace meeting; visits to Molesworth Peace Camp; husband's work at Molesworth; attitude towards possibilities for peace in world; visit to Iona Abbey.