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Remember Greenham

30 Aug

Patti McKenna Jones was also at the peace march commemoration last Monday, having a scribble of course….


“She is like a mountain”, the lyrics from one of the songs of Greenham (created by the women themselves along with lyricists such as Holly Near, Peggy Seager or Naomi Little Bear Martinez) rang out from the group of women – and a few men -who met at Cardiff Museum on August bank holiday Monday to commemorate the Welsh women who marched to Greenham Common in 1981.

Marilyn & friends

Many of us knew the lyrics – led by the great Côr Cochion Caerdydd (Cardiff Reds) Choir – because many had either been on the  march itself, or visited the camp set up for . We had met to reminisce and re-enact part of the march -across the Severn Bridge.

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Ann Petit (left) and Karmen Thomas were so worried when Thatcher allowed the United States to store 96 cruise missiles at Greenham Common Airbase that they decided to take action.


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