We are a consortium of women’s groups, academics and volunteers who are running an oral history project, ‘Greenham Women Everywhere’. We have obtained a Heritage Lottery grant to support volunteers who will interview 100 of the remaining living women involved in the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp.  We will collate and organise these testimonies into an archival website, run twenty pop-up interactive exhibitions to help publicise the website on a local and national level and a permanent home for the digital collateral at The Women’s Library at the London School of Economics.

While this is an inspiring, worthwhile and long overdue project, there is so much more we could do.  We have been overwhelmed by the response – in addition to the 100 Greenham women we have selected for interview as part of the Heritage project, another 150 have come forward to share their fascinating stories – and we want to hear from them all.

We want to make the best of a unique opportunity to tell this chapter of women’s history and develop new resources to make it available to a wide audience and a new generation.  To do this, we need more funds – and that’s where we hope you can help.

Here’s what else we would like to do to promote a better understanding of the impact and legacy of Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp:

Today, it is well understood that women in history have not been fairly represented in our educational curriculums and our cultural narratives frequently fail to champion women for their intellect, bravery and talent.  Where there is little documentation on the first-hand experiences of some groups of women, there is still a lack of recognition of their achievements.

That is why we are asking for your support with our costs to cover volunteers’ expenses, purchase audio equipment, develop educational materials, create a new public archive and other costs. Even a small donation will help us to record and chronicle the diverse, creative and influential contribution of Greenham peace women to the world in which we live for future generations.

For more information on our project, please visit www.greenhamwomeneverywhere.co.uk.

With sincere thanks for your interest in this vital project and for your support,

Kate Kerrow and Rebecca Mordan

Project Leaders, Greenham Women Everywhere