Women For Peace: Banners From Greenham Common

by Charlotte Dew


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Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Greenham Common peace protests, this book is packed full of the vibrant fabric banners made for Greenham, many presented here for the first time in decades.

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In the late summer of 1981, a group of women walked from Cardiff for over a hundred miles carrying a hand-made banner proclaiming their protest against nuclear missiles. This march to the military base at Greenham Common led to the establishment of camps that, for nearly two decades, drew women from all over the world to make their voices heard in the name of peace.

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Wf Pmarch To Molesworth
Wf P Remembrance Is Not Enough
Women For Peace Greenham Banner

Drawing on a wealth of archival material from across England and Wales, Women for Peace is a richly illustrated book about the brilliant banners made for the Greenham Common protests. It is a celebration of the collective power of women, women’s art and the history of peace campaigning. 

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Embrace the Base, Greenham Common, December 1982. Photo by Homer Sykes.

Wf P Obstruction Greenham Common October 1982 © Edward Barber

Obstruction, Greenham Common, October 1982. Photo by Edward Barber.

Charlotte Dew is a curator, researcher and writer, specialising in 20th century and contemporary craft. She is currently Public Programme Manager at The Goldsmiths’ Centre in London. Formerly she has held curatorial roles at the Crafts Council, The National Archives, The Mercers’ Company and The Women’s Library.

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Women For Peace: Banners From Greenham Common
by Charlotte Dew

ISBN 978-1-909829-18-3
Hardback, 224 pages. 22 × 16 cm.
Published: 26 August 2021

Cover photo by Homer Sykes, showing banners by Thalia Campbell.