British civilian involved with peace activities, 1960s-1970s. Involved with Greenham Common Peace Camp, 1982-1994
REEL 1 Aspects of family and educational background. Recollections of early involvement with peace movement, 1960s/1970s: experience of anti-Vietnam protests and civil rights movement in US; question of pacifism. Recollections of involvement with Greenham Common Peace Camp, 1982-1994: learning of camp; attitude towards women-only aspect of camp; first stay at camp, 9/1982; reception by women at camp; lack of organisation; status of women that lived at camp; attitude towards first stay at Greenham; organising coachs from Lewes to Greenham; 'night runs' against cruise missiles; development of different camps at Greenham.
REEL 2 Continues: relationship with other women; organisation of blockade, Easter, 1983; treatment of women by authorities; 'Embrace the Base' event, 12/1982; artwork and domestic items pinned to fence; media coverage of Greenham Camp; entering base, 1983 and arrest; arrest at anti-cruise demonstration, London; support from family for Greenham activities; treatment of women by police; attacks on camp by some local residents; latrines.
REEL 3 Continues: organisation of latrines; question of use of electromagnetic rays against women; development of Greenham 'culture'; attitude towards verbal abuse of base personnel; class background of Greenham women; financial situation at camp; difficulty of combining Greenham activity with everyday life; impact of Greenham on disarmament and cold war; importance of Greenham for women; continues involvement with peace activities; lack of hierarchy at Greenham; different types of women at Greenham.
REEL 4 Continues: importance of peace activities apart from Greenham;